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Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 
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Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 



^AGENDA 

^VISUAL ARTS COMMUIEE 

Wednesday^anuary H', 2000 

3:00 p:Si>^ ^ 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN I 8 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public 
testimony cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to 
the Committee Secretary before the item on which the individual wishes to 
speak comes up for consideration. The Presiding Officer will call for 
public testimony on agenda items either at the beginning of the meeting or 
prior to the vote on particular items. 

I. Consent Calendar 

1. Motion to authorize extension of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill 
Metro East Design Contract # CT280PUB4301 through June 30, 2001 for 
the design of artwork for the MUNI Metro East Light Rail Maintenance 
and Operations Facility. 

2. Motion to authorize extension of Jeff Brown's Sunnydale Pump Station 
Consulting Contract # CT280PUB4304 through January 1, 2001 for 
Consultation and Project Support for the Endangered Garden Project. 

3. Motion to authorize payment to Apex Curtain Wall Group of an amount 
not to exceed $2,000 for additional installation work on Enrique 
Chagoya's artwork Love Letters at the San Francisco International Airport. 

4. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of $15,600 to the Adopt-a- 
Monument Program from the United German-American Societies of San 
Francisco and Vicinity, Inc. for the restoration of the Goethe & Schiller 
Monument in Golden Gate Park 

5. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of $1,620 from the San Francisco 
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for the repair of the 
George Washington statue at George Washington High School. 

6. Motion to authorize payment to Jeff Brown of an amount not to exceed 
$2,500 for landscaping materials used at the Sunnydale Pump Station 
Endangered Garden Project. 

7. Motion to authorize additional payment of up to $500 to Sarver 
Construction for repairs to existing concrete damage on the Embarcadero 
Ribbon Sculpture. 

8. Motion to authorize payment to POL-X for a total amount of $12,000 for 
additional design work on the Moscone Expansion Project. 



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II. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff report. 



III. Gallery i 

Rupert Jenl 
Staff report 



Rupert Jenkins i 



IV. Union Square Public Art Project 1 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation, report and staff recommendation on Ron Fischer's revised designs for 

Union Square's sculptural light features. 

Motion: Motion to approve the first phase of design for Ron Fischer's Union 

Square sculptural light features. i 

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V. Tenderloin Task Force \ 

Nina Dunbar j 

Follow-up report on staffs efforts to obtain additional funds to commission Ira Watkins ^ 

for five new artworks for the Tenderloin Task Force's new community room. 

Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation to authorize the Director \ 

of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Ira Watkins for the . 

development of five colored drawings for the Tenderloin Task Force for ^ 
an amount not to exceed $2,500. 

VI. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Jill M ant on 
Staff report. 

Motion : Motion to approve Johanna Poethig, Mildred Howard, Ann Weber, Horace 

Washington and Regina Mouton as selection panelists for the Juvenile 
Hall Replacement Facility Public Art Project, and to pay each panelist an 
honorarium of $65 for each half-day or $125 for each full day of service. 

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VII. 700 Pennsylvania Street Project 
Jill Manton 

Presentation of artist Robert Catalusci's design work for the interior of 700 Pennsylvania. 

VIII. Margaret Hayward Playground Clubhouse 

Jill Manton /Regina Almaguer 
Staff Report Attached. 

Motion : Motion to authorize a limited competition, project parameters, and panel i 

composition for the Margaret Hayward Playground Clubhouse Public Art ^ 

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IX. Golden Gate Park Pavilion ' 

Jill Manton / Susan Gray 
Staff report. 

Motion : Motion to authorize endorsement of proposed public art project 

parameters for the Golden Gate Park Pavilion and to authorize staff to 
proceed with artist recruitment and a limited competition. 



X. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Project Update. 

1. Update on art enrichment allocation 



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2. Review of Conceptual Proposal by Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren 

3. Review of Revised Proposal by Ned Kahn 

XL Public Utilities Commission - Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 

Staff update on P.U.C. Art Enrichment projects. 

Motion : Motion to place art enrichment funds on reserve for the following P.U.C. 

projects, determined to be inappropriate for artistic enhancement, to be 
used at a future time at sites mutually agreeable to the P.U.C. and Arts 
Commission within each respective P.U.C. Enterprise Division: Bay 
Bridge Pump Station; Clarendon Power Station; Castlewood Pump 
Station; City Distribution Division (CDD) Safety and Hazard Abatement 
Facility; CDD WaterA^alve Calibration Facility; Santa Clara Water 
District hitertie; Hetch Hetchy Calaveras Pipeline; Hayward Fault 
Crossing. {Art Enrichment dollar amount for each project to be provided 
at meeting). 

XII. Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of proposed art enrichment. 

XIII. New Business / Old Business 



XIV. Adjournment 



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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 



Richard Newirth 
OR OF Cultural Affairs 



To: 

From: 
Date: 



Visual Arts Committee 
Regina Almaguer 
January 19,2000 



Re: 



Recommendations for the Margaret Hayward Playground 
Clubhouse Public Art Project 



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Civic Design Review 

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Performing Arts 

Public Art 

LTURAL Equity Grants 
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Civic Art Collection 

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Commission Gallery 

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PROJECT BACKGROUND 

The Margaret Hayward Playground Clubhouse is located at Laguna Street and 
Golden Gate Avenue in the Western Addition. It is adjacent to a refurbished 
park, a recreation center, tennis and basketball courts, and across from the new 
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modifications to bring it to ADA compliance. Upon renovation, it will be used 
primarily by neighborhood youth for recreational and educational activities. 

PROJECT BUDGET AND TIMELINE 



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The total pubhc art allocation is $10,000, of which $2,000 has been allocated for 
administration. Staff is recommending that an honorarium of $250.00 be 
allocated for each of two project finalists, to help offset the costs of preparing a 
site-specific design proposal. The balance of $7,500 will be issued to the project 
artist for all costs associated with the tlnal design, fabrication, insuring, and 
transporting of the artwork. 



The project will be put out to bid by March 15, 2000. Construction will 
commence in July, and is projected to be completed by December 31, 2000. 

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Due to the function and design of the building, and to the limited budget and 
timeline, staff is recommending that the public art consist of artist-designed 
ceramic tile. The tilework is proposed for placement on the building's south 
fa9ade, specifically the wall area visible between the two columns on each side 
of the building. These areas measure approximately 8' x 6', and comprise the 
most prominent site for artwork. In addition, there are three existing ceramic 
medallions above the entryway; hence, the use of tile would refer back to the 
building's original design elements. 

An additional site for the artwork is the seatwall on either side of the entryway. 
Each seatwall section measures approximately 20" in length, and would be 
enhanced by the inclusion of ceramic tile insets. The artist selected for the project 
could, of course, make recommendations for other potential art sites. 



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ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS 

Since the project budget is quite limited, staff is recommending that qualified 
artists be invited to apply for the project through a limited competition process. 
Staff will compile a short list of artists who have experience in designing and/or 
fabricating ceramic tiles for placement in a public facility. Emphasis will be 
placed on identifying artists from the neighborhoods surrounding the project site, 
but will also include artists from other local areas. 



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Staff is also recommending that an abbreviated selection panel be convened to 
review the artists' applications and to select two artists to develop design 
proposals. The recommended panelists include Jorge Alfaro, Project Architect, 
Tony Leung, Parks and Recreation Project Manager, Joan Pierson, Director of 
the Margaret Hayward Playground Recreation Center, Regina Almaguer, Public 
Art Project Manager, and two community representatives. A community 
meeting will be held by the end of January to present the public art concept to the 
community, and to solicit volunteers to serve on the selection panel. With the 
VAC's approval, the names and affiliations of the community representatives 
will be presented to the full Commission at its meeting on February 7, 2000. 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS 



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If the VAC approves the project parameters and selection processes described 
above, the following motions are recommended: 

Motion: To approve a total budget of $10,000 for the Margaret Hayward 

Playground Clubhouse public art project, with $2,000 allocated 
for administration, $500 allocated for artists' design proposals, 
and $7,500 allocated for the final project costs; and to approve the 
concept of ceramic tilework for the south facade of the building 
and, budget permitting, for the seatwall area. 

Motion: To approve a limited competition selection process the for 

Margaret Hayward Playground Clubhouse and to approve an 
abbreviated selection panel comprised of Jorge Alfaro, Tony 
Leung, Jean Pierson, Regina Almaguer, and two community 
representatives, whose names shall be presented to the Arts 
Commission on February 7, 2000. 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requiretnenls of the 1973 Rehahilitation Act and the 1990 American 
luith Disdhilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuitside paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ediics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civrc Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Commission Gallery 
1401 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



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.VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
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Wednesday , ^February 16^^20^ 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public 
testimony cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to 
the Committee Secretary before the item on which the individual wishes to 
speak comes up for consideration. The Presiding Officer will call for 
public testimony on agenda items either at the beginning of the meeting or 
prior to the vote on particular items. 

I. Consent Calendar 

1 . Motion to authorize extension of Nobuho Nagasawa's Muni/Islais Creek 
Artwork Design Contract # CT289PUB4320 through April 1, 2000. 

2. Motion to rescind Resolution #01 10-00-010, increasing Johanna Poethig's 
contract for the MHRF by $600. 

3. Motion to authorize increase of Johanna Poethig's contract for the MHRF 
by $1,600 for additional fees and project expenses. 

4. Motion to approve the tile artwork by Eduardo Pineda and Ray Patlan at 
Jose Coronado Playground and to authorize final payment of $4,500 on 
contract # CT 2871018-02. 

5. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural affairs to pay Rocket Science 
the amount of $2104.90 for the fabrication of special stainless steel 
brackets for the Buddha project in Golden Gate Park. 

6. Motion to authorize extension of Atthowe Fine Arts' contract for the 
relocation of monuments through December 31, 2000. 



II. Fillmore Street Pedestrian Bridge 

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Staff presentation of proposed project. 




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Motion: Motion to authorize Arts Commission to manage the 

Fillmore Street Pedestrian Bridge art project on behalf of 
the Redevelopment Agency, and for staff to initiate work 
on the project based upon the proposed project parameters. 



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III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Staff report and presentation of proposed exhibitions (dates to be provided at meeting): 

1) Bob Walker exhibition curated by Christopher Beaver and Ellen Manchester 

Motion : Motion to approve proposed Bob Walker exhibition curated by 

Christopher Beaver and Ellen Manchester for the Arts Commission 
Gallery in 2000. 

2) California Society of Printmakers group exhibition 

Motion: Motion to approve proposed California Society of Printmakers group 

exhibition for the Arts Commission Gallery in 2000. 

3) Chain Reaction group exhibition and pool of first choice artists 

Motion: Motion to approve Chain Reaction group exhibition and pool of first 

choice artists for the Arts Commission Gallery in 2000. 

rV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Anza/Carlos Monument Relocation 

Discussion of Planning Department's Master Plan review for Encroachment Permit and 

suggestion for modification to proposed Dolores Street location. 

Only one of the following two motions will be moved to the Full Commission: 

Motion: Motion to approve Anza monument location centered on the middle doors 

of the Mission Dolores. 
Or 
Motion : Motion to approve Anza monument location centered on traffic median 

between palms. 

V. Sunnydale Pump Station Endangered Garden 

Jill Manton/Susan Gray/Patricia Johanson, artist 

Informational presentation by Patricia Johanson of concept developments for the 

Sunnydale Pump Station Endangered Garden Project. 

VT. Golden Gate Park Pavilion 

//// Manton/Susan Gray 

Staff report on selection panel meeting and recommendations. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Selection Panel's recommendation of Laurie Reid, 

Mark Brest van Kempen and Young Kim as semi-finalists for the Golden 
Gate Pavilion public art project, and to pay each artist an honorarium of 
$500.00 to develop proposals. 



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VII. Margaret Hay ward Clubhouse 

//// Manton/Regina Almaguer 

Staff report on selection panel meeting and recommendations. 

Motion: Motion to approve Selection Panel's recommendation of artists (to be 

named at the meeting) as semi-finalists for the Margaret Hayward 
Clubhouse public art project, and to pay each artist an honorarium of 
$250.00 to develop proposals. 

VIII. Moscone Expansion 

Nina Dunbar 

Moscone Expansion Interior Artwork 

Motion: Motion to modify Shum, Shu, Gordon LLC's existing contract 

#CT280PUB4302 to include the continuation of kiln drying services for an 
additional amount not to exceed $13,000. 

IX. Union Square 
Nina Dunbar 

Review of updated artwork material samples and R.M. Fischer's written response to 
concerns expressed by the Conmiittee during their January 19, 2000 meeting. 

Motion : Motion to accept or reject the final Union Square artwork design. 

X. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Airport Project Updates. 

1) Su-Chen Hung 

Motion: Motion to authorize increase of Su-Chen Hung's contract for fabrication 

and installation of Welcome at SFO of an amount not to exceed $10,000 
for custom fitting of stainless steel panels to the building support columns. 

2) Ann Preston 

Motion: Motion to authorize increase of Ann Preston's Fabrication Contract by 

$1 1,904 for sales tax on sculpture molds, plaster patching between dome 
sections, and other construction related costs. 

XI. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

Discussion of Zoo Proposals by Ned Kahn, Cheryl Riley, Jud Fine and Barbara 

McCarren. 



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Staff recommendation to terminate participation by Cheryl Riley on the Zoo project due ^ 

to her relocation, and to reject Ned Kahn 's wind sculpture design and to encourage him 
to develop other ideas. 

Motion : Motion to approve or disapprove final payment on Cheryl Riley's design 

contract and termination of further participation by Cheryl Riley on the 
Zoo Project due to her relocation to New York. 

Motion: Motion to accept Ned Kahn's wind sculpture design, or to reject the design 

and encourage him to develop other ideas for an artwork at the Zoo. 



XII. Cesar Chavez Overpass 

//// Manton 

Staff presentation of the artist's preliminary proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve the preliminary proposal by artist Pepe Ozan for the 

Cesar Chavez Overpass public art project. 



XIII. P.U.C. South East Co-Gen Facility 

//// Manton 

Discussion of art enrichment options for the South East Co-Gen Facility. 

XIV. Public Art Program Updates 

Jill Manton 

1) Master Insurance Policy 

2) Maintenance Trust 



XV. New / Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be 
held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All 
meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 
from the building. 9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
AT 554-6171. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the 
San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us . 

Referenced documents are on file and available for public inspection at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 
during normal office hours. For further information, please contact Michele Liapes, Public Information Officer, 
252-2559. 



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Wednesday, March 15th, 2000 

3:00 p.m. 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. E-mail: kristen_zaremba@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of 
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I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve final payment to Nobuho Nagasawa for the Islais 
Creek Artwork conceptual design contract. 

B. Motion to modify the contract with Genevieve Baird for the Buddha 
project by increasing the contract by $26,000 to cover the cost of the 
interior stainless steel armature. 

C. Motion to approve six original designs by artist Amy Ellingson for the 
2000 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series. 

D. Motion to authorize a preliminary payment to Levy Design Partners of 
$5,000 for consultation services and preparation of construction 
drawings for the Third Street Light Rail Program art enrichment projects. 

E. Motion to rescind Resolution #01 10-00-019, which authorized the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Ken Smith 
for Consultation on Design Development for the track bed paving design 
for the Third Street Light Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $5,000 
for Artist Fee and up to $2,000 for project related expenses, not to 
exceed a total of $7,000. 

F. Motion to authorize direct payment to Ken Smith of an amount not to 



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exceed $5,000 for consultation expenses associated with the 
development of the Third Street Light Rail track way paving design. 

G. Motion to authorize a competitive selection process for a Youth Program 
Coordinator for the Third Street Light Rail Project, and a selection panel 
pool to include Regina Mouton, Julia Marshall, Eduardo Pineda, Ray 
Beldner, Emily Keeler, Gregory Gavin, Sheila Bergman, Dorris Vincent, 
Ann Wettrich, Chris Andrews, Horace Washington and Nobuho 
Nagasawa. 

H. Motion to authorize payment to Thomas-Swan Sign Co. of an amount 
not to exceed $7,000 for the fabrication and installation of 28 artist 
identification plaques for the MUNI key stop art panels. 
L Motion to extend Mildred Howard's Contract #CP288PUB 13 13H for 
Final Design and Purchase of Saxophones for "Salt Peanuts," an artwork 
at the San Francisco International Airport to June 30, 2000. 
J. Motion to authorize payment of $3,585 to Superior Supermarket 

Services for cleaning of the colored paving promenade at the Endangered 
Garden Environmental Art Project. 

K. Motion to authorize payment of $1,250 to Brian Lease for landscape 
maintenance services at the Endangered Garden Environmental Art 
Project. 

L. Motion to authorize extension of the existing contract CT# CT2840004 
with Ik-Joong Kang for an artwork at the San Francisco International 
Airport through January 1 , 200 1 . 

M. Motion to disapprove the exterior Garden Mural Project proposed by 
Arts Connection, created by School for the Arts students and lead artist 
Norita Gonzalez for the Oceanview Recreation Center. 
Explanatory Document: Staff report to follow. 

N. Motion to approve a series of four exterior murals proposed for the 
Southeast Community Facility and funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification, created by artist Heidi Hardin working with youth from 
the community to be completed in June. 

O. Motion to approve the revised proposal for additions to the Women's 
Building Mural, to be completed by Maestrapeace muralist artists 
including Juana Alicia and Susan Cervantes, funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification. 

II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Staff report and presentation of proposed exhibitions. 

A. Paper, Rock, Scissors Exhibition curated by Cheryl Coon. 

Motion: Motion to approve proposed Paper, Rock, Scissors exhibition 
curated by Cheryl Coon for the Arts Commission Gallery in 2000. 

B. Jess exhibition curated by Harrell Fletcher. 

Motion: Motion to approve proposed Jess exhibition curated by Harrell 
Fletcher for the Arts Commission Gallery in 2000. 



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m. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Update on Collections Activities. 

rv. Moscone 

Regina Almaguer 
Project Update. 

Motion: Motion to approve the design ("Scheme A"), submitted by Mark 
Sabatino, for the placement and installation of the sculpture Three Dancing 
Figures by Keith Haring, to be sited at Third and Howard Streets as part of the 
Moscone Center Expansion Project. 

Motion: Motion to modify the Estate of Keith Haring Contract # 
CT208PUB4310 to include additional work required for the design and 
installation of Three Dancing Figures for an amount not to exceed $10,000, 
for a total contract amount of $235,000. 

V. Union Square 

Nina Dunbar 

Report on Artists' response to Commissioner Roth's question regarding the 

artwork lighting. 

Motion: Motion to approve extension of R.M. Fischer's design contract for the 
Union Square Public Art project through June 30, 2000. 

VI. Islais Creek 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff progress report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Nobuho Nagasawa for design development and construction 
documents for a work of art for Muni's new Islais Creek Maintenance Facility 
for an amount not to exceed {amount to be provided at meeting). 

Vn. Central Pump Station 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on a new art project opportunity at the Central Pump Station. 

Motion: Motion to approve the project parameters proposed by staff for the 
Central Pump Station Public Art Project. 

vm. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

A. Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren. 
Proposal review. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal by Jud Fine and Barbara 
McCarren San Francisco Zoo Public Art Project. 



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B. NedKahn. 

New proposal review. 

Motion: Motion to approve the new proposal by Ned Kahn for the San 
Francisco Zoo Public Art Project. 



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IX. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Project Update. 

X. Department of Building Inspection Annex 

Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize an art enrichment allocation of 1.75%, equal to 
approximately $70,000, for the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) 
Annex; and for use of funds up to $25,000 for two dimensional artwork 
purchase for the building interior, with the balance to be expended for public 
art projects at sites other than the DBI building, as presented by staff to the 
Visual Arts Committee for Arts Commission approval at a fiiture date. 

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Motion: Motion to authorize modification of the existing contract 
CT#288PUB1312 with Robert Catalusci to increase it by a total amount of 
$15,000 for additional artist design services at the 700 Pennsylvania Street 
Muni Project. 

Xn. Juvenile Hall Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 
Progress report. 

Xin. Muni K Line Project 

//// Manton 

Preliminary discussion regarding possible art program opportunities with the 

Muni K Line Project. 

XIV. New Business 

XV. Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 

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Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 
Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



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phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, April 19, 2000 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR I 8 2CC0 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van 
Ness Ave, ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 



Agenda 

L Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve purchase of signage plaques designed in compliance with 
the Arts Commission's General Programmatic Access Guidelines for the 
Richmond Recreation Center, the Tenderloin Police Station and the Oceanview 
Public Library, for an amount not to exceed $4,000. 

B. Motion to approve purchase of audio equipment for implementation of the 
audio component of the Art's Commission's General Programmatic Access 
Guidelines for an amount not to exceed $1,500.00. 

C. Motion to accept with gratitude a donation of $50,000.00 from the Ford Motor 
Company Fund for the restoration of the Fountain of the Tortoises in 
Huntington Park. 

D. Motion to accept with gratitude a donation of $10,000.00 from the Webby's 
Award for the restoration of the Fountain of the Tortoises in Huntington Park. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a bronze plaque, placed adjacent 
to the Amundsen monument at 1000 Great Highway that explains Roald 
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F. Motion to approve the loan of the painting 18th Street Downgrade by Wayne 

Thiebaud from the San Francisco International Airport to the exhibition Wayne # 

Thiebaud Retrospective organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 
from May 2000 through Summer 2001. 

G. Motion to approve an increase in the contract for SOH & Associates 
CT280COL3501 in the amount of $3,918.00, modifying the total original 
contract amount to $105,741 .00. 

H. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of six black and white photographs from 
artist Elliot Linwood titled Stairwell, Pyramid, Kilt, TPYE, Termini, (csich 
measuring 4' x 3') and Desent (measuring 20 x 24 ") valued at $9,000.00. 

I. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of framing from Fast Frames of the Elliot 
Linwood photographs valued at (amount to be provided at the meeting). 

J. Motion to approve the clay maquette of the bronze commemorative plaque of 
Morris Bernstein for the San Francisco International Airport by artist Eugene 
Daub. 

K. Motion to approve the return of a maquette by Hung Liu for the Moscone 
Center piece titled Map No. 33. 

L. Motion to authorize payment to Sarver Construction for an amount not to g 

exceed $1,500 for repair of the South Embarcadero Skateblocks on the ^ 

Promenade Ribbon Sculpture. 

M. Motion to authorize payment to Brian Lease of an amount not to exceed $ 2,000 
for work on Butterfly Meadow/ Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Public Art Project. 

N. Motion to authorize a payment not to exceed $1,500 to David Baal for design 
and printing costs for an announcement for Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk 
Poster Series for the Fall and Winter of 2000/01. 

O. Motion to authorize a competition for the Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk 
Poster Series for 2001, to approve a panel pool to include Rene Garcia, John 
Leanos, Stanley Chan, Amy Ellingson, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Komater, and 
Harrell Fletcher, and to approve an honorarium payment to each panelist in the 
amount of $65 for half day to $125 for a full day. 

P. Motion to pay an honorarium of $65 to each of approximately 6 to 8 non-City 
staff members of the Third Street Light Rail Project Youth Arts Program 
Advisory Committee for a half day meeting in early May to discuss and plan the 
Youth Arts Program. 

Q. Motion to authorize an increase in the Artist Expenses budget of an amount not \ 

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artist Mildred Howard's Fabrication, Transport and Installation Contract 
#CT289PUB4327, for additional testing required for a new attachment system 
required for the relocation of "Salty Peanuts," an artwork installed at the San 
Francisco International Airport. 

R. Motion to close out Leonard Hunter's Contract #CM28601 12B for Installation 
and Maintenance of Works of Art for MUNI boarding platforms on 19th 
Avenue at Winston and at Holloway, with the Artist's agreement, and to request 
that MUNI transfer the remaining $4,600 from the contract into a Direct Charge 
Authorization for upgrading and repairing the video artwork by Jim Campbell, 
the sizzling MUNI sign, and other art elements on the platforms. 

S. Motion to approve final payment of $1,000. to Vito Acconci on contract 
#ENAR000041, for installation of electrical connections for artwork at SFO. 

T. Motion to approve the revised mural design proposed by Christmas in April and 
artist Eric Norberg for the Caheed Inc Family Support Center located at 1030 
Oakdale Avenue, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

U. Motion to approve the revised mural design proposed by Christmas in April and 
artist Peter Collins for Brooks Park, at the comer of Shields Street and Ramsell 
Avenue, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

V. Motion to approve the mural proposed by the Benjamin Franklin Middle 

School and artist Olga Yulikova, working with youth, for the Western Addition 
Library, 1550 Scott Street. 

W. Motion to approve the revised bicycle rack design proposed by John Ricker and 
Peaceful Streets for the Mission Park Playground. 

X. Motion to approve the revised art project Bayview Sculpture Garden proposed 
by artists Richard Kamler and Pamela Blotner for the Joseph Lee Recreation 
Center, Bayview Hunters Point, funded by Potrero Nuevo. 

Y. Motion to approve payment of $4,000 to Martin Venezky from Appetite Design 
for design of poster for Harvey Milk Memorial Plaza Competition. 



n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

HI. Margaret Hayward Playground 

Jill Manton and Regina Almaguer 

Staff report on the selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract 
with Ruth O'Day for an amount not to exceed $7,000 for the Margaret Hayward 
Playground Public Art Project. 



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IV. Visitation Valley Recreation Center 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 

Discussion of proposed program for a new art enrichment project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with the proposed program parameters, 
panel development and artist recruitment for the Visitacion Valley Recreation Center. 

V. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve payment in the amount of $1 1,000 to artisan stone carver 
Christopher Stinehour for hand-carving and/or sandblasting 3 poems into the sidewalk 
adjacent to, and the lobby floor of, the Richmond Recreation Center to implement the 
complete design concept originally proposed by project artist Seyed Alavi. 

VI. Moscone Expansion 

Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into agreement 
with Diller and Scofidio for an amount not to exceed $88,000 for start up work on 
audio visual program, development of computer program for LED system and initial 
development of LED text for building interior. 

Vn. Golden Gate Park Pavilion 

//// Manton and Susan Gray 

Staff report on the final selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract in 
the amount of $7,000 with Mark Brest Van Kempen for design, fabrication and 
installation of art work for the Golden Gate Park West End Pavilion. 

Vm. Juvenile Hall 

//// Manton and Susan Gray 

Staff report on the selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation regai-ding the 
following finalist teams (to be named at the meeting) and authorization to make an 
honorarium payment of $250 per team for interview preparation for the Juvenile Hall 
Replacement Project. i 

IX. Mark DiSuvero Sculpture Installation /Legion of Honor 

//// Manton 
Staff report. 



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Motion: Motion to endorse the installation of the Mark DiSuvero sculpture installation 
in the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums-Legion of Honor parking lot. 



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X. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Anza/Carlos relocation project update. 

B. Buddha project update. 

C. Amundsen Plaque dedication. 

XL Central Pump Station 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on a new art project opportunity at the Central Pump Station. 

Motion: Motion to approve the project parameters proposed by staff and to authorize 
staff to proceed with panel development and community notification. 

Xn. Fillmore street Bridge 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 

Status report on development and progress of art enrichment project for Fillmore 

Street Bridge. 

Xm. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of additional and revised design proposals submitted by the three Third 

Street Light Rail Artist Teams. 

Motion: Motion to approve a new design for a special marquee attachment for the 20th 
Street Station, and revised designs for paving insets for the 4th and King and 20th 
Street, by the Mission Bay Artist Team, Art Rail Ltd for the Third Street Light Rail 
Project in the Mission Bay/Central Waterfront neighborhood. 

Motion: Motion to approve new designs for streetscape seating in the Bayview 
Commercial Core, and a revised design for bird paving insets for the Revere platform, 
by the Bayview Artist Team of Horace Washington, Frederick Hayes, and JoeSam, 
for the Third Street Light Rail Project in the Bay view/Hunters Point neighborhood . 

Motion: Motion to approve a revised design for the film paving insets on the 
Intermodal platform, by the Visitacion Valley Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and 
Anita Margrill, for the Third Street Light Rail Project in the Visitacion Valley/Little 
Hollywood neighborhood. 

XIV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Airport Project Updates. 

Explanatory Document: Artist Proposal for On the Air. 

Motion: Motion to approve Addendum to Arts Commission Gift Policies Relative to 
Proposed Gifts for Display at San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Lewis deSoto for $23,000 to provide design development services for his On the 
Air, a sound installation at San Francisco International Airport. 



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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 

Agreement with McCracken and McCracken for up to $14,700 to fabricate and install | 

identification signage for artworks at the Airport. 

XV. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Zoo Project Updates. 

Motion: Motion to approve Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's conceptual proposal for 
San Francisco Zoo. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren for up to $36,000 for Design through 
Construction Documents for the San Francisco Zoo. 

Motion: Motion to authorize increase Ned Kahn's of conceptual design contract by 
$3,000 for continued design services for art enrichment at the San Francisco Zoo. 

XVI. Harvey Milk Memorial Design Competition 

Rich Newirth 

Staff report on Harvey Milk Memorial Design Competition. 

XVn. New Business 

XVm. Old Business V 

XDC. Adjournment 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 
Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



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exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. / 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 

violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall: By mail to Clerk of the Board of 

Supervisors , 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 94102; by 

phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine 

Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or on the City's website, 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Wednesday, May 17, 2000 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY I 6 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Coinmission office, 25 Van Ness 
Ave, ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 



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AGENDA 

L Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize payment to the Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita 
Margrill for reimbursable travel expenses incurred during the design development 
of artwork for the MUNI Third Street Light Rail Metro East Vehicle Maintenance 
and Operations Facility in an amount not to exceed $3,000. 

B. Motion to conduct a hiring process for a Youth Arts Program Coordinator, a 
temporary part-time position for a period of up to one year, to begin in August, 
2000, to be paid at the rate of $30 per hour, to facilitate the Third Street Light Rail 
Youth Arts Program that will result in the creation of approximately 40 different 
porcelain enamel platform windscreen art panels designed by youth residing in 
neighborhoods adjacent to the to-be-constructed MUNI Third Street Light Rail 
Line. 

C. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $5,000 to artist Mary Fuller for the 
repair of damaged existing stone sculptures by Mary Fuller in Portsmouth Square. 

D. Motion to approve final payment to Shum, Shu, Gordon, LLC for an amount of 
$5,049.44 for completion of artwork development services for the Moscone 
Expansion Interior Artwork Project. 

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Rainbow Waterproofing & Restoration Company for the restoration of the Fountain 
of the Tortoises in Huntington Park for an amount not to exceed $175,000. 

F. Motion to approve the proposed mural by Johanna Poethig and SOMARTS-Mural 
Resource Center for the St. Joseph's Village Emergency Housing, 220- 10th and 
Howard Streets; funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

G. Motion to approve the proposed mural by Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes Muralists 
for the Recreation Center for the Handicapped, 207 Skyline Blvd.; funded by 
Christmas in April and Neighborhood Beautification, 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve addition of the following artists to the Chain Reaction 
exhibition: (names to be provided at meeting). 

in. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Airport Art Collections report. 

Motion: Motion to accept the offer of $500. from the artist Lenore Chinn to purchase back 
her painting "Los Indios of Mexico". 

IV. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project-King Street 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve new plaque and pylon installation plan for the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project on King Street, as proposed by Catellus for Mission Bay N2 
plan. 

V. Mid-Embarcadero 

Jill Manton and Susan Gray 
Staff report 

Motion: Motion to enter in an agreement with Fireform for up to $5,000 for repair of 
chipping and skateboard damage to Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Pylons. 

VI. Juvenile Hall 

Jill Manton and Susan Gray 

Staff report on the selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation regarding the five finalist 
teams and approval to enter into a preliminary design contract in the amount of $15,000. 
with {name to be provided at meeting) for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Project. 

Vn. Third street Light Rail 

Judy Moran and Jill Manton 

Explanatory document: Discussion of standard sculptural marquee attachment issues. 



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Motion: Motion to approve the proposed plan to have the Visitacion Valley Artist Team I 

develop a proposal for a standard marquee for the 1 8 standard platforms throughout the i 

Third Street Light Rail line. 

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Motion: Motion to approve two preliminary designs by the Bayview/Hunters Point Artist 

Team for modified, more modest marquee attachments by the two moderate stations in ! 

Bayview, on the Kirkwood/La Salle and Revere/Shafter platforms. 

Motion: A motion to approve the preliminary design by the Visitacion Valley/Little 

Hollywood Artist Team for the moderate stations in Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood 

on the Arleta and Intermodal platforms. I 

Motion: Motion to increase the scope of work and reimbursable project expense budget for ,i 

the Final Design for the Artwork for the Third Street Light Rail Project Contract 

#CP280PUB43 1 3C for the Mission Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront Artist Team of \ 

Art Rail Ltd. to include additional architectural and structural engineering work j 

associated with the development of preliminary construction documents for a total 

reimbursable project expense amount not to exceed $30,000 for a total contract amount j 

not to exceed $47,000. 

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Vm. Visitation Valley Recreation Center 

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New project report. j 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with panel development and artist 

recruitment for a limited invitational competition for the Visitacion Valley Recreation 

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DC. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project I! 

Jill Manton \ 

Review of Revised Design Proposal and Material Sample. i 

X. Airport 

Susan Pontious \ 

Discussion of plan to hire publicity consultant for opening of the Airport. j 

XI. New Business ; 

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Xn. Old Business 
Xm. Adjournment 

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Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 RehabiUtation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 
Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
pubUc meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the 



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public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County 
exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 

violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall: By mail to Clerk of the Board of 

Supervisors , 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 94102; by 

phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine 

Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or on the City's website, 

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eVisual arts coaamittee 

Wednesday, May 17th, 2000 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
FEB 2 4 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415- 
252-2594. 

^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Chair; Dede Wilsey, Dugald Stermer. Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Denise 
Roth 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, 
Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Motion: Motion to move the following consent calendar items 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 
A. Motion to authorize payment to the Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and 
Anita Margrill for reimbursable travel expenses incurred during the design 
development of artwork for the MUNI Third Street Light Rail Metro East 
Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility in an amount not to exceed 
$3,000. 

2. Motion to conduct a hiring process for a Youth Arts Program Coordinator, a 
temporary part-time position for a period of up to one year, to begin in August, 
2000, to be paid at the rate of $30 per hour, to facilitate the Third Street Light 



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Rail Youth Arts Program that will result in the creation of approximately 40 
different porcelain enamel platform windscreen art panels designed by youth 
residing in neighborhoods adjacent to the to-be-constructed MUNI Third Street 
Light Rail Line. 

3. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $5,000 to artist Mary Fuller for 
the repair of damaged existing stone sculptures by Mary Fuller in Portsmouth 
Square. 

4. Motion to approve final payment to Shum, Shu, Gordon, LLC for an amount of 
$5,049.44 for completion of artwork development services for the Moscone 
Expansion Interior Artwork Project. 

5. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Rainbow Waterproofing & Restoration Company for the restoration of the 
Fountain of the Tortoises in Huntington Park for an amount not to exceed 
$175,000. 

6. Motion to approve the proposed mural by Johanna Poethig and SOMARTS- 
Mural Resource Center for the St. Joseph's Village Emergency Housing, 220- 
10th and Howard Streets; fimded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

7. Motion to approve the proposed mural by Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes 
Muralists for the Recreation Center for the Handicapped, 207 Skyline Blvd.; 
funded by Christmas in April and Neighborhood Beautification. 

2. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that he was prepared to add the names of the 
additional artists to the pool for the Chain Reaction show of artwork by museum 
preparators, and presented slides of work by the additional artists. Mr. Jenkins 
explained to the commissioners that within the 'chain' there was an visual link 
between the work of the artists, but that the exhibit would be more about the artist 
community represented. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for the Chain Reaction exhibition: 
LyrmQ Cooney, Tim Jag, Steven Pon, Timothy Taylor, Vincent Avalos, Donna 
Bowman, Steve Briscoe, Lisa Carrol, Scott Corales, Seumas Coutts, Laurel Hunter, 
Chris Johanson, Ernest Jolly, Melanie Klein, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Joe Park, Jeff 
Richards, Cherith Rose. 

Mr. Jenkins also reported that he was interviewing for the Gallery Assistant position 
to replace Cheryl Coon. 

3. Collections 

Civic Art Collections Director Debra Lehane provided brief updates on various 
projects. Ms. Lehane reported that the Golden Gate Park Buddha sculpture restoration 
would be completed by the end of June, that the Tortoise sculpture in Huntington 
Park would be the next project, as Recreation and Park had requested that the 
restoration be completed by November, and that the Bear sculpture had been returned 
to Marini Plaza in North Beach. 
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Assessment report, staff are recommending the resale of "Los Indios of Mexico" to 
the artist Lenore Chinn. She explained to the Commissioners that travelers had 
objected to the image depicted in the painting, which was purchased in 1978, despite 
the attractive execution of the work. Ms. Lehane further reported that the painting had 
been consigned to Butterfield and Butterfield, the San Francisco-based auction house, 
but had not sold at auction. She explained that the artist was concerned about the 
disposition of the painting and had offered to buy it back from the Arts Commission 
for $500.00 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that the offer seemed fair, under the circumstances, and 
the other commissioners agreed. 

Motion: Motion to accept the offer of $500. from the artist Lenore Chinn to purchase 
back her painting "Los Indios of Mexico". 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

4. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project-King Street 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that the Catellus Corporation would 
have to remove bronze plaques and two pylons from the King Street section of the 
Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project, which spans 2-1/2 miles, to 
complete construction work related to Mission Bay development. Ms. Manton 
introduced the Commissioners to Amy Cobum, Vice President for Catellus, and 
explained that Catellus would take responsibility for any damage incurred during 
removal and reinstallation. She further commented that the reinstallation plan 
presented to the Arts Commission would be more handsome and elegant than the 
original, thus working to the project's advantage. 

In response to questions from Commissioners Guggenheim and Stermer, Ms. Manton 
explained that the designs for all of the plaques are stored on disk, should any need to 
be replaced and re-fabricated. Catellus has agreed to compensate the artist Michael 
Manwaring for his design services and supervision of the process. She fiirther 
commented that the Arts Commission will also have the authority to inspect the 
plaques upon removal and to assess their condition. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he felt the project would work with the artist 
supervising. 

Ms. Cobum reported that she had received mixed reports as to whether the plaques 
can be removed without damage. She confirmed that Catellus is prepared to replace 
plaques where necessary. 

Motion: Motion to approve new plaque and pylon installation plan for the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project on King Street, as proposed by Catellus for Mission Bay 
N2 Plan. 
Moved: Stermer/ Wilsey 

5. Mid-Embarcadero 

Ms. Manton reported that due to the time demands placed on staff for ongoing 
supervision and inspections of the Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Pylons, she has proposed contracting with Fireform to conduct inspections and 
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Commissioners that chipping of the porcelain enamel degrades the integrity of the 
pylons, potentially allowing rust to set in leading to further problems. She reminded 
the Commissioners that there are sufficient DPW maintenance funds to cover the cost 
of the expense. 

Ms. Manton also invited the Commissioners to attend the DPW dedication ceremony 
for the Mid Embarcadero to be held in June, and informed them that they should be 
receiving invitations in the mail shortly. 

Motion: Motion to enter in an agreement with Fireform for up to $5,000 for repair of 

chipping and skateboard damage to Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 

Pylons. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

6. Juvenile Hall 

Ms. Manton provided a staff report on the final selection panel meeting for the 
Juvenile Hall Replacement Project. Panehsts selected the artist team of Johanna 
Poethig, Julio Morales and Zane Vella. Ms. Manton stated that the team would be 
very capable while contributing diverse approaches to the project. Ms. Poethig has 
extensive experience with public commissions involving work with special 
populations such as the Mental Health Facility, and in providing a meaningful 
experience to the art project participants. Mr. Morales is Director of Code 33 in 
Oakland, which fosters engagement and interaction between youth and the police. Mr. 
Vella previously designed and built exhibits for the Exploratorium, and was the 
principal designer of the Zeum Recording Lab. Ms. Manton reported that the team 
received a very high score from the panel. 

Commissioner Stermer, who sat on the panel, was very pleased with the selection, 
although he was disappointed that the team which placed second, and artist Ruth 
O'Day, who applied as an individual, could not also be selected. 

Motion: Motion to accept the selection panel's recommendation regarding the five 
finalist teams and approval to enter into a preliminary design contract in the amount 
of $15,000. with the Artist Team of Johanna Poethig, Julio Morales and Zane Vella, 
for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Project. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

7. Third Street Light Rail 

Project Manager Judy Moran reported on progress to select a standard sculptural 
marquee attachment for the Third Street Light Rail Project. Ms. Moran explained that 
the issue is still unresolved, and reminded the Commissioners that Muni wanted a 
standard marquee for all the designated "standard" stations, while Arts Commission 
staff felt that the purpose of selecting three artist teams was to achieve three distinct 
designs for each of the neighborhoods served by the transit line. She commented that 
the Mission Bay Team's design proposals for a standard marquee did not work the the 
other team's aesthetics. Ms. Moran referred the Commissioners to her staff report, and 
proposed that the Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood team be asked to design a 
modest standard marquee attachment that could be used at all the standard stations 
along the system. 

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only the Mission Bay team marquee designs would be kinetic, but that the three 
Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood team-designed stations would hopefully be 
illuminated. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that the illuminated marquees could be very handsome, 
and suggested that the artist team develop a variation on that design, rather than an 
entirely new design, for all the standard stations. 

Ms. Moran concurred with Commissioner Stermer, and informed him that staff have 
not been guaranteed electrical access for the marquees, as Muni staff had originally 
proposed a flashing light for the top of each marquee, but now question whether 
ongoing replacement of light bulbs would be possible. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed plan to have the Visitacion Valley Artist 
Team develop a proposal for a standard marquee for the 1 8 standard platforms 
throughout the Third Street Light Rail line. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Ms. Moran explained that the Bayview/Hunters Point artist team marquee design for 
the two moderate stations in Bayview would consist of a single, hollow circular 
element. 

Motion: Motion to approve two preliminary designs by the Bayview/Hunters Point 
Artist Team for modified, more modest marquee attachments by the two moderate 
stations in Bayview, on the Kirkwood/La Salle and Revere/Shafter platforms. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: A motion to approve the preliminary design by the Visitacion Valley/Little 
Hollywood Artist Team for the moderate stations in Visitacion Valley/Little 
Hollywood on the Arleta and Intermodal platforms. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Ms. Moran explained to the Commissioners that the last motion would allow the 
Mission Bay Artist Team to subcontract architect Toby Levy for services related to 
their Third Street Light Rail artwork designs. 

Motion: Motion to increase the scope of work and reimbursable project expense 
budget for the Final Design for the Artwork for the Third Street Light Rail Project 
Contract #CP280PUB4313C for the Mission Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront 
Artist Team of Art Rail Ltd. to include additional architectural and structural 
engineering work associated with the development of preliminary construction 
documents for a total reimbursable project expense amount not to exceed $30,000 for 
a total contract amount not to exceed $47,000. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

8. Visitation Valley Recreation Center 

Ms. Manton provided a new project report for a new DPW facility. The Art 
Enrichment for the project is limited to $14,000. After subtracting administrative fees 
and artist proposal costs, the art budget will be $10,000. Ms. Manton suggested a 
limited invitation competition, as is standard for such small projects, and call to metal 
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fabrication, but the general contractor on the project will install the finished work. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he thought this would make a nice project. 

Commissioner Guggenheim suggested artist Lucia Eames for the project. 

Ms. Dunbar informed the Commissioners that she would be contacting artists, and is 
also considering jewelers for the project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with panel development and artist 

recruitment for a limited invitational competition for the Visitacion Valley Recreation 

Center. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

9. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Ms. Manton reported that she met with the division chiefs for Caltrans, who are very 
supportive of the proposed art project for the Cesar Chavez Overpass, although they 
have requested that liability for injuries caused as a result of the artwork will rest with 
the city. Ms. Manton informed the Commissioners that the artist is currently revising 
his design to address these concerns, and that she would bring the revised proposal to 
the next meeting. 

10. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious informed the Commissioners that the opening of the 
new terminal at the Airport is scheduled for September, when the general public will 
be invited to view the artwork as part of an 'open studios' event, and that the artists 
are also interested in participating. She explained that staff would like to hire a 
publicity consultant for to help coordinate and promote the artwork in conjunction 
with the opening, and that staff are currently researching and beginning to interview 
potential pubhc relations specialists. 

Ms. Manton emphasized that staff feel they should focus their energies on project 
management, and that it would be more appropriate and advantageous to work with 
specialists who have expertise in this field. Staff and Commissioners discussed the 
importance of taking this opportunity to promote the Arts Commission as a whole, 
and the Commissioners concurred with staff intentions. Ms. Pontious promised to 
provide an update at the next meeting. 

11. New Business 

12. Old Business 

Ms. Pontious presented studies for a revised proposal by artist Ik Joon Kang for the 
Airport, and explained to Commissioners that af+er visiting the site, the artist had 
determined that the background image for his work should be softer to respond to the 
rigidity of the building surroundings. The revised proposal includes human figures in 
a sea or landscape. 

The Commissioners agreed that the addition of the human figures and visual imagery 
suggestive of waves did not strengthen the artwork, that it was too complicated, 
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Ms. Pontious concurred with the Commissioners comments, and added that she also 
thought it was difficult to visualize the revised proposal without an actual mockup. 
She stated that she would speak to the artist and return to the Commissioners with an 
update for review in the following month. 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 
Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

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A. Motion to approve six original poster designs by artist Rene Garcia & John Leaiios 
for the 2000 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series. 
Motion to approve six original poster designs by Art Span's Inner City Public Art 
Projects for Youth for the 2000 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster 
Series. 

Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0501-00-189 to authorize an increase in the Artist 
Expenses budget for additional testing required for a new attachment system 
required for the relocation of "Salty Peanuts" for an amount not to exceed $2,500 
for a total Artist Expense budget not to exceed $57,425, for artist Mildred Howard's 
Fabrication, Transport and Installation Contract #CT289PUB4327 for an artwork 
installed at the San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion to approve a change in site for Anders Earth's work in progress for the 
Tenderloin Task Force facility, First Person Plural, from the Eddy Street facade of 
the building to the Jones Street Facade. 

E. Motion to authorize up to $2,500 in reimbursable expenses to Group 4 Public 
Outreach Firm representatives (David Schnee, Mitch Thompson and Carolyn 
Stone). 

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ni. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
) A. Report on relocation of Juan Bautista de Anza and King Carlos III statues. 

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B. Report on proposed gift to the city of the sculpture of O'Shaugnessy. 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude the gift to the city of the sculpture of 
O'Shaugnessy. 

C. Discussion concerning the Pool of Enchantment, Golden Gate Park and the Fine 
Arts Proposal to relocate the work. 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Update on various Airport Projects and discussion of possible purchase of Yin Yang by 

Robert Arneson for the Airport. 

Motion: Motion to approve Ik-Joong Kang's revised artwork proposal for the San 
Francisco International Airport 

Motion: Motion to approve the TriPyramid mock up for the Vito Acconci artwork at the 
San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize a direct payment to Rocket Science for work related to 
X miscellaneous artworks for an amount not to exceed $6,400. 

Motion: Motion to approve a budget of $60,000 for public relations, printing and opening 
event costs for artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 

V. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Ned Kahn for the San Francisco Zoo. 

VI. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Pepe Ozan's revised design for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle 
Overpass Project. 

Vn. Randall Museum 

Jill Manton 

Presentation of preliminary art enrichment program for the Randall Museum. 

Motion: Motion to approve proposed preliminary art enrichment program for the Randall 
Museum. 

j VHI. Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

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DC. Tenderloin Task Force - Interior Art Project 

Jill Manton and Kris ten Zaremba 

Staff report on development and selection of a series of drawings by former Tenderloin 

resident Ira Watkins. 

Motion: Motion to approve staff recommendation to accept five pastel drawings by Ira 
Watkins titled, "Tenderloin Suite," into the Civic Art Collection and to approve up to 
$1,500 to frame the drawings. 



X. Central Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Report on recent community meeting to solicit ideas for public art at the Central Pump 

Station site on Sloat Boulevard at 23rd Avenue. 

Motion: Motion to direct staff to work with Public Utilities Commission to reallocate these 
funds to another P.U.C. site or facility to be named at a future meeting. 

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Xn. Old Business 

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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Chair; Dede Wilsey, Dugald Stermer. Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Denise 
Roth. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, Jill Manton, 
Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba; Ariel Jacobson. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Motion: Motion to move the following consent calendar items 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

The following motion was removed from the consent calendar for discussion under 
item IV. 
A. Motion to approve six original poster designs by artist Rene Garcia & John 
Leafios for the 2000 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series. 

2. Motion to approve six original poster designs by Art Span's Inner City Public 
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3 . Motion to rescind Resolution No. 050 1 -00- 1 89 to authorize an increase in the 
Artist Expenses budget for additional testing required for a new attachment 
system required for the relocation of "Salty Peanuts" for an amount not to 
exceed $2,500 for a total Artist Expense budget not to exceed $57,425, for 
artist Mildred Howard's Fabrication, Transport and Installation Contract 
#CT289PUB4327 for an artwork installed at the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

4. Motion to approve a change in site for Anders Earth's work in progress for the 
Tenderloin Task Force facility. First Person Plural, from the Eddy Street 
fa9ade of the building to the Jones Street Facade. 

5. Motion to authorize up to $2,500 in reimbursable expenses to Group 4 Public 
Outreach Firm representatives (David Schnee, Mitch Thompson and Carolyn 
Stone). 

2. Gallery 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth reported that Gallery Director Rupert 
Jenkins would not be able to attend the meeting, due to the Chain Reaction exhibit 
opening at the Gallery at 5:30 p.m., and invited the Commissioners to attend the 
opening. 

3. Collections 

A. Report on relocation of Juan Bautista de Anza and King Carlos III statues. 
Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane distributed a Notice of 
Public Hearing announcement for the Transportation and Land Use Committee 
of the Board of Supervisors, regarding the relocation of the Anza and King 
Carlos statues to a new location outside Mission Dolores, to be held on the 
following Tuesday, June 27th, 2000. Ms. Lehane informed the Committee 
members that she had mailed the announcement to all the Arts Commissioners 
and property owners in the area surrounding Mission Dolores. She further 
stated that she and Program Assistant Sarah Freeman were in the process of 
posting the hearing notice around the Mission in an effort to notify all residents 
of the surrounding neighborhood. 

Ms. Lehane informed the Committee members that despite the objections to 
relocation reported by Supervisor's Katz's office, a number of individuals and 
organizations supported the proposed relocation, including the San Francisco 
Consul Generals for Spain and Mexico, the Mission Dolores, the Amigos of de 
Anza as well as the tribal consultant for the Ohlone Indians, and that she had 
asked these representatives to write letters of support to the Board of 
Supervisors. Ms. Lehane suggested that this relocation presented a complex 
issue, similar to the Pioneer Monument relocation, regarding the 
acknowledgment of historical fact and establishment of a dialogue regarding 
those facts. She also stated that she felt the city has an obligation to take 
responsibility for accepted gifts to the city. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth stated that the recently published 
SF Chronicle article on the subject had reported the controversy as well as the 
historical background, and acknowledged Ms. Lehane and Ms. Freeman's 
extensive research on the subjects. Mr. Newirth cited a letter he had received 
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historical facts, which was also addressed to the Mayor and the Board of 
Supervisors. He asserted that it was most important to the Arts Commission to 
support the methodical process for relocation, which Ms. Lehane had followed, 
including numerous reviews and extensive planning resulting in the current 
Major Encroachment Permit application before the Board. Finally he stated that 
if concrete objections had been presented to the Arts Commission by interested 
parties, then a dialogue could be established, but that no specific objections had 
been posed to the staff 

Commissioner Stermer concurred with staffs assertion that installation of the 
two statues at the proposed site was acknowledgment of historical fact rather 
than celebration of those facts. He also asked Mr. Newirth if the Arts 
Commission staff had a planned response for the Board of Supervisors, to 
which Mr. Newirth replied that policy stipulates that the final decision on the 
matter rests with the Board. 

In response to a question fi-om Commissioner Guggenheim, Ms. Lehane 
indicated that it was not the Native American representatives who objected to 
the proposal but the Mission Housing Development Corporation, representing 
the displaced and the homeless populations in the Mission. 

Ms. Lehane further suggested that a proactive gesture to commemorate the 
Native Americans on Dolores, in the form of a memorial or artwork, might 
provide the opportunity to present the appropriate acknowledgment of the facts. 
Mr. Newirth concurred, and indicated the Commissioner Brother Elk had 
suggested that this might be an opportunity for the Board to identify funds in 
budget negotiations for a Native American monument. 

Commissioner Stermer agreed that a proactive approach was a good idea, and 
also suggested contacting Supervisor Bierman to propose the concept. 

Staff and Committee members agreed that it was difficuU to predict what the 
outcome of the Transportation and Land Use Committee would be. 

The following item was tabled until a future date. 

2. Report on proposed gift to the city of the sculpture of O'Shaugnessy. 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude the gift to the city of the sculpture of 
O'Shaugnessy. 

3. Discussion concerning the Pool of Enchantment, Golden Gate Park and the 
Fine Arts Museum Proposal to relocate the work. 

Ms. Lehane informed the Commissioners that she was in contact with the staff 
of the de Young Museum regarding the relocation of the Pool of Enchantment. 
She explained that the reflecting pool had been given to Recreation and Park in 
1917 as a memorial to Adolph Becker, as a gift from his wife Maria Becker. 
The jurisdictional responsibility for the fountain is unclear. In 1924, the Fine 
Arts Museums Commission was established and the museum and adjacent 
property transferred from Recreation and Park to the museum. An inventory of 
items was not established, therefore no one knows if the Pool of Enchantment 
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Park Department has maintained the pool and the Arts Commission has cared 
for the sculpture with assistance from the Fine Arts Museums conservation 
labs. Given the unclear status of the piece as to jurisdiction, the Fine Arts 
Museums has chosen to discuss the proposed move and modification to the 
Pool of Enchantment with the Arts Commission, 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that the pool will be relocated to the eastern 
exterior of the museum as part of a children's "Garden of Enchantment". Ms. 
Lehane stated that while the proposed new location was fine she felt some 
concern about proposed alterations to the fountain's shape. 

Commissioner Wilsey suggested that the Fine Arts Museum's landscape 
architect Walter Hood should make a presentation to the Visual Arts 
Committee to explain his proposed design and to receive feedback from the 
Committee. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Guggenheim Ms. Lehane stated 
that her research indicated that the entire pool and all the sculptures are 
considered 'the artwork'. The sculptures were created by Recreation and Park 
Commissioner M. Earl Cummings. 

Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Posters 

Public Art Project Manager Judy Moran presented the final design proposals for the 
Market Street Kiosk Poster Series titled "Re-Membering Dismembered Memories" by 
the San Francisco Historical Monument Circle for the Displaced (artists Rene Garcia 
and John Leanos) for review by the Committee, at the request of the Director. Ms. 
Moran stated that staff recommended approving the poster series with some minor 
modifications to be made which would provide for more specific historical references 
to be included in some of the images. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Wilsey, Ms. Moran indicated the 
posters would be exhibited for three months, beginning at the end of July. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Guggenheim, Ms. Moran and Ms. 
Manton indicated that the Commissioners had the authority to request changes, if so 
desired, and to withhold approval of the series pending frirther review of modified 
designs. Ms. Manton reminded the Committee that the Full Commission had 
previously approved the project proposal in concept following the artist selection 
panel recommendations last year. 

Commission Wilsey stated that she was offended by some of the posters and 
suggested that the purpose of the series was unclear. 

Commissioner Guggenheim stated that the poster depicting the Ohlone Indians 
displacement was somewhat ambiguous, and raised some of the issues currently 
being raised by the relocation of the de Anza and Carlos statues. 

Mr. Newirth stated that as a city agency, the Arts Commission does have the 
responsibility to encourage dialogue about the content expressed in the poster series, 
and stated that he had received suggestions that a symposium addressing these issues 
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Commissioner Stermer stated that he thought the posters were elegantly produced, 
well-written and generally subtle, whether they were interpreted as historical 
documentation or satire. He added that he thought the poster designs should be fine- 
tuned. 

Commissioner Guggenheim stated that he interpreted the posters literally, and asked 
if they would be carefully sited, as the posters all included the statement: "At this 
site," implying that the specific incidents referred to in the poster actually took place 
at the spot at which the kiosks were situated. He also felt that some of the designs 
seemed harsh and distinctly political rather than social commentary, particularly the 
poster referencing the events in the Mission involving the low-riders and Mayor 
Feinstein. 

Ms. Manton stated that she felt many in the general public know so little about the 
actual history of many displaced populations, and as this would be a temporary 
installation, she felt it was very important to support the project. Commissioner 
Guggenheim concurred that ongoing reminders of historical atrocities were important. 

The Commissioners expressed concern that the current economic and social changes 
in San Francisco as depicted in one of the posters were not on a par with the atrocities 
depicted in the other posters. They also felt that the design of this poster lacked the 
specific references that gave strength to the other poster designs. As they believed this 
poster was not consistent with the other posters in the series, the Commissioners 
suggested that another topic, such as homelessness, would be better suited to the 
series, or that the series could be limited to the five posters depicting specific 
historical facts if the artist declined to alter the design of the contemporary poster. 

Mr. Newirth reminded the Commissioners that as all Commissioners present 
constituted a quorum they would all need to vote in favor of the project for it to move 
forward. 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that while the series did not appeal to her personally, 
and that she agreed the poster designs needed refinement, she would vote with the 
other Commissioners to support the project, if revised as discussed. 

Ms. Moran recommended that a modified motion to approve the poster designs be 
forwarded for inclusion on the full Commission meeting consent calendar, subject to 
approval of the revised designs by Visual Arts Committee members prior to the 
meeting. The Commissioners agreed with Ms. Moran's suggestion. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to approve original poster designs by artist Rene Garcia & John 

Leaiios for the 2000 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series, 

subject to revisions by artists of content regarding historical facts and in relation to 

image documentation. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

5. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported that the only remaining artworks to be 
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by July 15th, Ik Joong Kang, and Vito Acconci. Staff are now starting to consider 
additional artwork purchases to be made with the remaining funds, and Ms. Pontious 
presented photographs of Yin Yang, a cast bronze sculpture by artist Robert Ameson 
for possible purchase. The sculpture is from a limited edition of three, one of which is 
installed at UC Davis. She informed the Commissioners that the Collection 
Assessment Consultants hired by the Arts Commission when developing the Airport 
Art Master Plan had given a strong recommendation to acquire a work by Mr. 
Ameson, a highly regarded San Franciscan artist. Ms. Pontious met with the artist's 
widow Sandra Shannonhouse and dealer Brian Gross to identify an appropriate site 
for the sculpture. The sculpture would cost $225,000. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Stermer, Ms. Manton indicated that the 
Ameson sculpture of George Moscone is privately owned, but on long-term loan to 
the Fine Arts Museums. 

Staff and Commissioners agreed that it would be good to add a work by Ameson to 
the Civic Art Collection, and Ms. Pontious indicated she would continue to pursue the 
issue. 

Secondly, Ms. Pontious reported that she had recently returned from a trip to New 
York, where she inspected the finished artwork of Ik Joong Kang, and presented 
photographs to the Committee. She stated that she had conveyed the concems of the 
Commissioners regarding the background of the work, and was happy to report that 
the atmospheric background developed by the artist had culminated in what she felt 
would be a stunning work. 

Commissioner Stermer agreed with Ms. Pontious, adding that he felt the artist had 
done a good job and created a very attractive work. 

Commissioner Guggenheim agreed that the revised design was much better than the 
earlier proposal. 

Motion: Motion to approve Ik- Joong Kang's revised artwork proposal for the San 
Francisco Intemational Airport 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Ms. Pontious reported that the execution of artist Vito Acconci's design was 
progressing. She stated that she had met with the representatives from Tri-Pyramid to 
discuss the work. The company has also designed some installations for Christo, and 
indicated that while Mr. Acconci's design presented some substantial challenges, they 
were confident they could fabricate the work. She also reminded the Commissioners 
that the artist had originally proposed the use of glass for the project, but that she had 
convinced the artist that plexi would be more durable and lighter in weight. She 
presented a sample of plexi coated with a scratch-resistant coating which Tri-Pyramid 
proposed applying to the most vulnerable areas. Ms. Pontious concluded by 
explaining to the Commissioners that the cost for fabrication had not yet been 
determined, as it will include custom and handmade components. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Stermer, Ms. Pontious stated that the 
artist had obtained cost estimates for the project at the onset, but that the artist's 
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achieve the artist's desire to create the illusion of light beams without a structure. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Tri-Pyramid mock up for the Vito Acconci artwork at 
the San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Ms. Pontious stated that Rocket Science would be completing a punch list of work to 
be done for various art installations before the Airport's opening in September. 

Motion: Motion to authorize a direct payment to Rocket Science for work related to 
miscellaneous artworks for an amount not to exceed $6,400. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Finally, Ms. Pontious reported that staff had determined they would need to hire 
consultants for promotional support related to the opening, including event 
organization for the Press Tour on July 26th and the open house on September 17th, 
as well as design of an invitation which could also potentially be used in the Decaux 
Poster Kiosks. Ms. Pontious and Ms. Manton are currently interviewing public 
relations firms. 

Ms. Manton added that this will be an opportunity to generate good press about the 
Public Art Program and the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Guggenheim concurred that this would be a great opportunity, and 
suggested that the figure of $60,000 seemed low, to which Ms. Manton replied that 
staff may need to come back to the Committee for request of additional funds at a 
later date. 

In conclusion, Ms. Pontious distributed copies of a press packet created by Public 
Information Officer Michele Liapes for the Press Tour. All the Commissioners 
complimented staff on the press materials. 

Motion: Motion to approve a budget of $60,000 for public relations, printing and 
opening event costs for artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

6. Zoo 

Ms. Pontious reported that artist Ned Kahn is striving to develop a new proposal for 
the Zoo. She distributed copies of the four ideas which the artist presented to Zoo 
staff, and explained that the artist wants to work with the idea of biological cell 
structures. Commissioners reviewed the three proposals, including a water feature to 
be located at the entrance or in place of an exiting pool on Zoo Street, a wind element 
in place of window glass in the architect-designed tower at the Zoo entrance, a wind 
element shaped like a leaf which would include an interactive component for the 
general public, and a kinetic, interactive, spinning work made with awning fabric. She 
reported that the Zoo staff liked the fountain proposal, which would be financially 
feasible if they could take advantage of the preexisting pool, but that she would not 
be requesting approval for a specific concept until a single proposal could be adopted. 

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The following motion was tabled until a future date. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by Ned Kahn for the San Francisco 

Zoo. 

7. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Ms. Manton reported that she had met with Caltrans, who support artist Pepe Ozan's 
proposal for the bicycle overpass, and presented drawings for the artist's revised 
design and a sample of the material to be used. She explained that the wings for the 
Quetzacoatl figure would now clearly reside on the exterior of the structure, and that 
all edges would be carefully finished. Staff are making recommendations regarding 
durable paint finishes to the artist, citing the Mark di Suvero sculpture at South 
Beach, or the recently completed project at 700 Pennsylvania, as examples of public 
art commissions which incorporate durable exterior painted surfaces. Ms. Manton 
concluded by reporting that she would be meeting with the ADA coordinators and 
DPW staff to review the proposal, and that a community meeting is scheduled for 
July 13th. 

Motion: Motion to approve artist Pepe Ozan's revised design for the Cesar Chavez 
Bicycle Overpass Project. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

8. Randall Museum 

Ms. Manton presented a preliminary art enrichment program for the Randall 
Museum. She explained that this would be a very small project, as the Recreation and 
Park monies for this project would come from open space funds, which cannot be 
pooled, resulting in an art project budget of $5,000 to $6,000 as part of a minor 
remodel for the museum. Staff are considering a tile project working with children, 
similar in focus to the Margaret Hayward Playground art project. Ms. Manton 
explained that as there is yet another small budget project on the horizon she would 
like to consider offering both projects to Ruth O'Day, the artist for the Margaret 
Hayward Project and a finalist for the Juvenile Hall project. 

Commissioner Stermer concurred with Ms. Manton, and added that he likes Ms. 
O'Day's work very much. 

Motion: Motion to approve proposed preliminary art enrichment program for the 
Randall Museum. 
Moved: Stermer/ Wilsey 

9. Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture 

Ms. Manton provided a report on proposed changes to some portions of the 
Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. The skateblocks have been installed along the North 
and South sections of the Ribbon Sculpture, but some near Piers 36 and 38 by 
Delancey Street have been vandalized at night. She explained that the Ravensforge 
skateblocks are very popular, and that she had been forwarding their name to others 
for use at Philip Burton Plaza, the Main Library, and other cities. Despite their 
success, Ms. Manton explained that the bollards have been so damaged near Pier 7 
that they would have to be rebuilt, and that staff are making a recommendation to 
remove the bollards and to redesign the area as a flat strip of the Ribbon. She further 
explained that staff are trying to prevail on DPW to have Stacey Whitbeck perfomi 
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for the project. 

Commissioner Stermer suggested that Ms. Manton write to community 
representatives in the area near Delancey Street to ask for their help in monitoring the 
site near Piers 36 and 38. 

10. Tenderloin Task Force - Interior Art Project 

Ms. Manton stated that she would like to postpone the staff report on project 
development and selection of a series of drawings by former Tenderloin resident Ira 
Watkins until the next meeting. 

The following motion was tabled until a future date. 

Motion: Motion to approve staff recommendation to accept five pastel drawings by Ira 
Watkins titled, "Tenderloin Suite," into the Civic Art Collection and to approve up to 
$1,500 to frame the drawings. 

1 1 . Central Pump Station 

Finally, Ms. Manton reported on a recent community meeting to solicit ideas for 
public art at the Central Pump Station site on Sloat Boulevard at 23rd Avenue. She 
explained to the Commissioners that while there was great enthusiasm on the part of 
the PUC staff for the project, the six members of the general public who had attended 
the community meeting had objected to any art project proposals for the site, as they 
do not want to attract more people to the area. The six individuals also indicated that 
they represented the opinions of most residents in the area. Therefore, Ms. Manton 
suggested the that art enrichment allotment for the area of $60,000 be pooled with 
other PUC funds for an alternate site. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Guggenheim, Ms. Manton informed the 
Committee members that this would bring the total PUC funds on reserve to 
$390,000. 

Staff and Commissioners discussed alternate sites for a project, including the Zoo or 
the pump station located under the Bay Bridge. Ms. Manton stated that the PUC has 
not yet identified their priority sites for art enrichment consideration, although Arts 
Commission staff had also suggested public facilities such as bill-paying centers. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to direct staff to work with Public Utilities Commission to reallocate 

Central Pump Station funds to another P.U.C. site or facility to be named at a future 

meeting. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

12. New Business 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2000 

3:00 p.m. 
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AGENDA 

Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to amend contracts #CT288PUB1310 with Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, 
CT288PUB1305 with Joe Mangrum, and #CT288PUB 1 306 with Rigo '00 to 
include in the contract scope of work each artist's responsibilities for installation of 
artwork in the Muni Mission Street Bus Bulbs. 

B. Motion to close contracts #0707-97-240 and #0707-97-241 with Jody Pinto without 
making final payments. 

C. Motion to apply for a Urban Resources Partnership Grant for $17,500 to complete 
restoration of the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

D. Motion to authorize payment of $6,300 to Jeff Brown for program development 
supervision of the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

E. Motion to authorize stipend payment of $3, 200 to the Bayview Hunters Point 
YMCA for work performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump 
Station. 

F. Motion to authorize payment of $3,100 to Brian Lease for restoration and 
maintenance work performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump 
Station. 

G. Motion to pay Wetland's Research Center up to $500 for project advisory work 
performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

H. Motion to authorize payment of up to $15,000 to Dan Lieberman for relamping of 

the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 
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cleaning and resealing of the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

J. Motion to approve Ben Hazard, Petra Schumann, Mark Johnson, Carrie Lettere, 
Ann Novokov, Pamela Wu, Feyson Lodde and Ruth Asawa as potential panelists 
and to authorize payment to each of $65 per each half-day of service for the 
Fillmore Street Bridge Public Art Project. 
K. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
the firm of Brown and Collins for up to $60,000, including a consulting fee for 
services of $30,000 and up to $30,000 in reimbursable expenses including printing, 
postage, catering and other expenses for public relations and event coordination 
related to artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 

L. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artist Deborah Horn, Precita Eyes 
and SF Conservation Junior League Corps for the Mission Playground on Valencia 
between 19th and 20th Streets and funded by the Mayor's Neighborhood 
Beautification Fund. 
M. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artists Amy Berk, Fred Hayes, 
Cynthia Rojas and Meridian Gallery Interns for temporary installation in Hallidae 
Plaza across from the Visitors Information Center at Powell and Market Streets, and 
funded by the Society for Art Publications of the Americas, pending staff 
recommendation regarding design revisions. 
N. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artist Norita Gonzalez, the Arts 
Connection and youth for the interior of the Oceanview Recreation Center at 
Capitol and Montana Streets, funded by Friends of Recreation and Park and 
OMI/Excelsior Neighborhood Beacon Center. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve proposal for December 2000/January 2001 Gallery exhibition 
by Liz Cohen and Sandra Wong. 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition proposal of works by Kay Kang. 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition proposal of works from the Djerassi Resident 
Artists Program. 

in. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize increase of Vito Acconci's Fabrication/Installation Contract 
#CT280PUB4321 by $87,000 for increased fabrication costs and other contingency needs 
for artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 

IV. 2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series 

Judy Mo ran 

Staff report and presentation of slides and proposals of the four finalists and one alternate 
artist as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel for the 2001 Market Street Art in 
Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series 

Motion: Motion to approve four finalists and one alternate artist, and their preliminary 
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each for the 2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series (finalists to be 
announced at the meeting). 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
each of the four finalists for the 2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster 
Series for up to $8,500 each, to create six final poster designs to be printed and displayed 
in 24 kiosks located on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero from 
January 26, 2001 to January 24, 2002. 

V. Union Square Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of revised design and artist's final submittal requirements for the Union 

Square Public Art Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve R.M.Fischer's final design for artwork at Union Square and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with R.M. Fischer 
Artwork, Inc. to fabricate, transport and install the approved artwork for an amount not to 
exceed $125,000. 

VI. Muni/Islais Creek Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation on design development status of Nobuho Nagasawa's project for the 

Muni/Islais Creek public access area. 

Motion: Motion to approve Nobuho Nagasawa's current design for the Muni/Islais Creek 
Public Art Project, and to authorize her to proceed with construction document 
development and final cost estimating. 

Vn. Tenderloin Task Force 

//// Manton and Nina Dunbar 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to accept up to five pastel drawings by Ira Watkins titled, "Tenderloin 
Suite," into the Civic Art Collection and to approve up to $1,500 to frame the drawings. 

Vm. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Jill Manton 

Motion: Motion to approve a progress payment of $500 to artist Pepe Ozan's for continued 
development of project design for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project. 

IX. Recreation and Park - Turk and Hyde Park Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 

Staff report on various Recreation and Park department project and possible participation 

by artist Ruth O'Day. 

Staff recommendation to approve modification. 

Motion: Motion to modify Ruth O'Day's existing contract for work on the Margaret 
Hay ward Playground to include art work and community participation component for the 
Turk and Hyde Mini Park. 
X. Public Utilities Commission - Art Enrichment 

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Staff update on P.U.C. Art Enrichment projects. 



Motion: Motion to place art enrichment funds on reserve for the following P.U.C. projects, 
determined to be inappropriate for artistic enhancement, to be used at a future time at sites (. I 

mutually agreeable to the P.U.C. and the Arts Commission within each respective P.U.C. 
Enterprise Division: Sutro Reservoir Seismic Upgrade $5,000.; Sunol Valley Water 
Treatment Plant Phase 1 Improvements- Chemical Feed Building $ 37,980., Operations 
Building Addition $16,000.; Calaveras Reservoir Potassium Permanganate Project 
$28,400.; and Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Residual Solids Thickening Project 
$110,000. 

XL Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff report. 

Xn. Harvey Milk Plaza / SF Prize 2000 

Richard Newirth and Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

Xni. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment 

//// Manton 

Staff report on upcoming meeting regarding the Public Art Component. 

XIV. New Business 

XV. Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2000 

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^ Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Stanlee Gatti, Chair; Dede Wilsey, Dugald Stermer. Absent: Ralph Guggenheim, Denise 
Roth. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, 
Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to amend contracts #CT288PIJB 1310 with Precita Eyes Mural Arts 
Center, CT288PUB1305 with Joe Mangrum, and #CT288PUB1306 with Rigo 
'00 to include in the contract scope of work each artist's responsibilities for 
installation of artwork in the Muni Mission Street Bus Bulbs. 

2. Motion to close contracts #0707-97-240 and #0707-97-241 with Jody Pinto 
without making final payments. 

3. Motion to apply for a Urban Resources Partnership Grant for $17,500 to 
complete restoration of the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

4. Motion to authorize payment of $6,300 to Jeff Brown for program development 
supervision of the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

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YMCA for work performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump 
Station. 

6. Motion to authorize payment of $3, 1 00 to Brian Lease for restoration and 
maintenance work performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station. 

7. Motion to pay Wetland's Research Center up to $500 for project advisory work 
performed on the Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

8. Motion to authorize payment of up to $15,000 to Dan Lieberman for relamping 
of the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

9. Motion to authorize payment of up to $6,600 to Superior Supermarket Services 
for cleaning and resealing of the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

10. Motion to approve Ben Hazard, Petra Schumann, Mark Johnson, Carrie Lettere, 
Ann Novokov, Pamela Wu, Feyson Lodde and Ruth Asawa as potential 
panelists and to authorize payment to each of $65 per each half-day of service 
for the Fillmore Street Bridge Public Art Project. 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with the firm of Brown and Collins for up to $60,000, including a consulting 
fee for services of $30,000 and up to $30,000 in reimbursable expenses 
including printing, postage, catering and other expenses for public relations and 
event coordination related to artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 

12. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artist Deborah Horn, Precita 
Eyes and SF Conservation Junior League Corps for the Mission Playground on 
Valencia between 19th and 20th Streets and fUnded by the Mayor's 
Neighborhood Beautification Fund. 

The following motion was modified to specify the approved period of 
installation. 

13. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artists Amy Berk, Fred Hayes, 
Cynthia Rojas and Meridian Gallery Interns for a temporary installation of 
three months in Hallidie Plaza across from the Visitors Information Center at 
Powell and Market Streets, and funded by the Society for Art Publications of 
the Americas, pending staff recommendation regarding design revisions. 

14. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artist Norita Gonzalez, the Arts 
Connection and youth for the interior of the Oceanview Recreation Center at 
Capitol and Montana Streets, funded by Friends of Recreation and Park and 
OMI/Excelsior Neighborhood Beacon Center. 

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Motion: Motion to move the following consent calendar items > 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

2. Gallery 

Arts Commission Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins presented proposals and slides of 
artists' work for three upcoming exhibitions in the Arts Commission Gallery. The first 
proposal is for a two-person show of the work of Liz Cohen and Sandra Wong, 
scheduled for December 2000. Liz Cohen's work in progress focuses on life on the 
Panama Canal, documenting public and personal histories through photography and 
video. This would be the first installation of this work in a gallery setting. Sandra 
Wong's drawings and dioramas address cross cuhural issues in the form of a family 
narrative from the perspective of a gay Asian- American. 

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would select and exhibit 40 to 45 of the collected works of past artists-in-residence 
from the Djerassi Resident Artists program in Woodside, CA. Mr. Jenkins explained 
that each resident artist is asked to produce a one-sheet work, in any medium, during 
their stay at Djerassi. Mr. Jenkins further explained that as this work would fill only 
the front space in the gallery, in the rear space he proposed exhibiting the installation 
work of paintings on wood panels by Kay Kang. 

Finally, Mr. Jenkins proposed an exhibition entitled "Comfort Women," presenting 
the work of artists who communicated with and documented the stories of Korean 
"Comfort Women" in Japan. Mr. Jenkins explained that as this was a traveling 
exhibition scheduled to coincide with a conference in early December in Japan, the 
Arts Commission would provide only a venue, and that the motion for this exhibition 
would be on the August Full Commission Agenda. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he particularly liked the work of Liz Cohen. 
Commissioner Wilsey concurred, and added that she thought the work was very 
beautiful. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal for December 2000/January 2001 Gallery 
exhibition by Liz Cohen and Sandra Wong. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal for Spring 2001 Gallery exhibition of works 

by Kay Kang. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal for Spring 2001 Gallery exhibition of works 
from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Airport 

Public Art Project Manager Susan Pontious provided an update on the Vito Acconci 
artwork for the new San Francisco Airport International Terminal. Ms. Pontious 
explained that the new fabricators Tri-Pyramid had ostensibly resolved all of the 
fabrication challenges, and that the artist had reviewed and approved their proposed 
work, but with some changes. As the price for fabrication of the custom comers 
initially proposed would have driven the cost up from $375,000 to $508,000, Tri- 
P>Tamid has developed an alternative method for fabrication that would not involve 
the hand made comer pieces originally proposed. Furthermore, the protective coating 
Ms. Pontious had presented at the last Visual Arts Committee meeting would not 
frilly protect the work against vandalism, only casual scraping, and cost an additional 
$20,000. Lastly, Mr. Acconci has proposed staggered panels to enhance the viewer's 
perspective, but this would also raise the cost of fabrication by $30,000 as it would 
require many more plastic panels. Ms. Pontious concluded by stating that these costs 
would increase the constmction budget for the work by $73,000, and that the overall 
artwork budget was estimated at $1 .3 million. She asked the Commissioner's for their 
input regarding these cost increases. 

In response to questions from the Commissioner, Ms. Pontious stated that the budgets 
for the other works commissioned in the Intemational Terminal ranged from 
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recommend going forward with the artist's proposal for modular panels, as he felt 
very strongly about this aspect of the work. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he felt it would be worth the cost increase to satisfy 
the artist and to finish the project, as the increase did not represent that much more 
relative to some of the other artwork budgets. 

Commissioners Stermer and Wilsey agreed with Commissioner Gatti. 

Ms. Pontious explained that she did not need the entire $87,000 being requested to 
complete the project at this stage, but that she was including the additional funds as a 
contingency for the construction budget. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that precautions against potential damage and maintenance 
issues should be considered. 

Commissioner Wilsey added that it was more cost efficient to take precautions now. 

Commissioner Stermer agreed, adding that no work could be completely protected 
against vandalism, but that the coating would help. 

Motion: Motion to authorize increase of Vito Acconci's Fabrication/Installation 
Contract #CT280PUB4321 by $87,000 for increased fabrication costs and other 
contingency needs for artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series 

Public Art Project Manager Judy Moran presented the selection panel 
recommendation of artists, including their preliminary proposals and their slides, for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Posters 2001 series. The panelists selected 
artists Miya Hayuk, whose proposed work would pay tribute to the service industries 
workers of Market Street; Jon Rubin, who has proposed projecting enlarged 
photographs of six different weeds indigenous to the area; Sharon Siskin in 
collaboration with a teacher, printmaker and photographer, who proposed 
documenting the residents of an AIDS/HIV residency housing project where she 
works, using the traditional hand-colored postcard techniques of the 1950s; Sandra 
Wong, would use her own diminutive drawing style to depict single moments when 
two or three individuals come together on Market Street; and finally, Cynthia Rojas, 
as the alternate artist selected should one of the others selected be unable to complete 
their project, proposed depicting six figures representing the various subcultures on 
Market Street as saints. 

Commissioner Stermer commented that he like Mr. Rubin's proposal. 

Motion: Motion to approve artists Maya Hayuk, Jon Rubin, Sharon Siskin and Sandra 
Wong as finalists and Cynthia Rojas as the alternate, and their preliminary proposals, 
as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel to create final six poster designs each 
for the 2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series. 
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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
each of the four finalists for the 2001 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk 
Poster Series for up to $8,500 each, to create six final poster designs to be printed and 
displayed in 24 kiosks located on Market Street between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero fi^om January 26, 2001 to January 24, 2002. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

5. Union Square 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar presented the Commissioners with artist R.M. Fischer's 
revised designs for the Union Square sculptural light fixtures. She reminded the 
Commissioners that in the last review they had approved the proposed concept and 
relocation of the sculptures to a linear pattern along Geary Street. Ms. Dunbar 
reported that the artist has proposed one significant change in the design, specifically 
to the 14" diameter small perforated stainless steel spheres. She explained that after 
further research the artist has determined that light to be projected fi^om these spheres 
would be inadequate and emphasize the unbalanced lighting effect which had 
concerned Commissioner Roth in a previous meeting. The artist is now proposing 
solid, polished stainless spheres, which would naturally reflect the color and light of 
the surrounding environment during day and night. 

Ms. Dunbar also presented a dark green textured paint sample for the sculpture's 
aluminum armature and a red granite sample for the bases of the sculpture. She 
explained that the artist would like to postpone making final determinations regarding 
the paint finish and color until a future date, and that the artist felt strongly that the 
work should contrast with the other design elements within the Square to stand out as 
illuminated sculptures. Installation for the work is currently scheduled for December 
of 2001. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that the artist has worked very hard, and that the 
proposed changes would improve the sculptures. 
The other Commissioners agreed. 

Motion: Motion to approve R.M. Fischer's final design for artwork at Union Square 
and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with R.M. 
Fischer Artwork, Inc. to fabricate, transport and install the approved artwork for an 
amount not to exceed $125,000. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

6. Muni/Islais Creek Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar presented an update on the design development status of Nobuho 
Nagasawa's project for the Muni/Islais Creek public access area adjacent to a Muni 
maintenance yard along Cesar Chavez. Ms. Dunbar introduced members of the Muni 
design team for the project, including John Funghi, and presented a model of the site 
including the artwork which was recently presented to and approved by BCDC. 
Mr. Funghi informed the Commissioners that three major improvements to the 
project would enhance integration of Muni and public usage of the site, including 
redesign of the building, with public restrooms and meeting spaces for day use; 
enhanced pedestrian and bicycle circulation throughout the site, as well as a clear 
pathway leading out of the Muni property to Cesar Chavez. Mr. Funghi added that 
efforts were also underway to designate the Copra Crane as a landmark. 
Ms. Dunbar walked the Commissioners through the site model, and indicated recent 
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the addition of seemingly randomly placed structural ribs which would enhance the 
metaphor of the ship and support the structural integrity of the piece. She also noted 
new locations for the Marine cleats and the Muni Bell previously presented. Ms. 
Dunbar concluded by stating that the work would now be fabricated out of marine 
grade steel, and that the artist was ready to develop cost estimates and construction 
documents. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he loved the enhanced curves of the work, and that 

staff had made a fine presentation. 

Mr. Jenkins added that the work was similar to a public commission to be 

incorporated into the Rosie the Riveter memorial in Richmond, CA, and that he 

thought Ms. Nagasawa's proposed sculpture was a stronger work. 

The Commissioners agreed that they had no further questions. 

Motion: Motion to approve Nobuho Nagasawa's current design for the Muni/Islais 
Creek Public Art Project, and to authorize her to proceed with construction document 
development and final cost estimating. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

7. Tenderloin Task Force 

Ms. Dunbar and Public Art Program Director Jill Manton provided a staff report on 

the commissioning and proposed acquisition of pastel drawings by artist Ira Watkins 

for the interior community meeting room of Tenderloin Task Force, as recommended 

by the public art selection panel a year ago. Ms. Dunbar reminded the Commissioners 

that the budget for this commission was only $2,500. She reported that staff tried to 

find a method for public exhibition of all the images, to obtain community input and 

select a core group for acceptance into the collection, but that the pastel medium was 

too fragile and the budget was too small to provide adequate protection for the work 

in such a public setting. Therefore, the new police captain. Captain Tacchini, and two 

of his staff, had been invited to the Arts Commission to view the work. Ms. Dunbar 

reported that the staff had been very polite but negative in their response to the work, 

stating that they would prefer works depicting architecturally and historically 

significant sites within the Tenderloin. 

Civic Art Collection Director Debra Lehane added that the staff who viewed the work 

consisted of the Captain, his secretary and one other police officer. 

Ms. Manton informed the Commissioners that regular staff rotations within the police 

department presented a challenge in this instance, as with other projects, as one 

captain was involved in the selection process, but then moved on, and a new captain 

unfamiliar with the art enrichment ordinance and the artist had inherited the project. 

She explained that staff would like to recommend acquisition of five of the works for 

the collection, and that the police station would be given a first right of refusal to the 

work, but that they would not be forced to take them. 

Ms. Lehane added that the police staff had requested artwork for the room other than 

Mr. Watkins work, and that she had informed them that there was nothing appropriate 

available at this point in time. 

Commissioner Stermer stated he did not entirely disagree with the police officers, and 

that he preferred some of the works with more figures, rather than the single figure 

portraits presented at this meeting. 

Commissioner Gatti liked the work presented. 

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Motion: Motion to accept up to five pastel drawings by Ira Watkins titled, "Tenderloin 

Suite," into the Civic Art Collection and to approve up to $1,500 to frame the 

drawings. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Before proceeding to the next item, Ms. Manton asked to revisit the Committee 
decision regarding the proposed changes to R.M. Fischer's artwork proposal for 
Union Square. Ms. Dunbar reminded the committee members that concerns regarding 
lighting and wiring issues had led to the revisions, and that the mirrored ball reference 
echoed a tradition of garden reflecting balls in the Victorian era. Ms. Manton asked if 
the artist could consider retaining the perforated material, even if the works would not 
be illuminated. 

Commissioner Gatti added that he did feel some hesitancy regarding the proposed 
mirror finish, particularly as the artist was continuing to make changes every time the 
Commission approved a revised design. 

Commissioner Stermer added that the artist did not express himself very well, and 
that he also was reluctant to relinquish the perforated balls, as they added a needed 
textural element to the work. 

Ms. Dunbar asked for clarification regarding the Committee's decision to approve the 
proposed changes or to ask for further revisions to incorporate the original perforated 
materials. 

Ms. Manton suggested that the issue could be posed as a question to the artist, to 
reconsider the original concept, while acknowledging that the Commission would 
support the artist's decision. 

Commissioner Stermer echoed Ms. Manton's suggestion, adding that the mirrored 
balls would be quite elegant, but that the perforated surface would be more in keeping 
with the artist's designs. 

Staff and Commissioners agreed that staff would pose the suggestion to Mr. Fischer 
for further consideration. 

8. Pepe Ozan/Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Ms. Manton reported that a community meeting had been held to review the proposed 
bicycle overpass as well as the art enrichment component. She informed the 
Commissioners that a half-dozen individuals had attended the meeting, that they all 
loved the proposed artwork, but that they also had comments regarding the bridge 
design, particularly criticizing the fact that the bridge lets bicyclists out by the heavy 
vehicular traffic. She stated that Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) may have 
to revisit their proposal with bicycle coalitionists. 

In response to a question fi-om Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth as to why 
DPT had not conducted more research with the cycling community, Ms. Manton 
explained that she did not know, but that they are now studying the feasibility of the 
design, thus she was requesting a progress payment for the artist for his work to date. 

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continued development of project design for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass 

Project. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

9. Recreation and Park - Turk and Hyde Park Art Enrichment 

Ms. Manton reported that in recent meetings with the Recreation and Park department 
she had made the suggestion that the artist Ruth O'Day, who is already working on 
the Margaret Hayward Clubhouse, could be invited to propose a project for the Turk 
and Hyde Mini Park. Ms. Manton further explained that as this was a very small 
project the Rec and Park staff had overlooked the art enrichment requirement, but that 
they were very interested now that discussion was underway, and that the project 
architect John Thomas was very supportive. Ms. Manton concluded by stating that 
she would bring an artist rendering and a project budget, of approximately $6,000. to 
the next meeting. 

Motion: Motion to modify Ruth O'Day's existing contract for work on the Margaret 
Hayward Playground to include art work and community participation component for 
the Turk and Hyde Mini Park. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

10. Public Utilities Commission - Art Enrichment 

Ms. Manton reported that she, Ms. Dunbar and Mr. Newirth would be meeting with 
P.U.C. staff the following day to discuss a potential site for use of the art enrichment 
funds put on reserve thus far, and informed the Commissioners that the following 
motion would set aside additional funds for Water Department project for a total of 
$390,000. 

Commissioner Gatti observed that the P.U.C. had been very active over the last two 
years, thus generating all of these art enrichment funds. 

Motion: Motion to place art enrichment funds on reserve for the following P.U.C. 
projects, determined to be inappropriate for artistic enhancement, to be used at a 
future time at sites mutually agreeable to the P.U.C. and the Arts Commission within 
each respective P.U.C. Enterprise Division: Sutro Reservoir Seismic Upgrade 
$5,000.; Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 Improvements- Chemical Feed 
Building $ 37,980., Operations Building Addition $16,000.; Calaveras Reservoir 
Potassium Permanganate Project $28,400.; and Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant 
Residual Solids Thickening Project $1 10,000. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

1 1 . Collections 

Ms. Lehane provided a staff report on various Collections projects. She informed the 
Commissioners that the Buddha sculpture would require more repairs than was 
originally anticipated, and circulated a photograph which illuminated the areas of 
damage in the sculpture's armature, often due to prior inadequate repairs. 

Commissioner Gatti expressed his disappointment that the work was so damaged. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Stermer, Ms. Lehane explained that the 
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Ms. Lehane also reported that work had commenced on the removal and conservation 
of the Fountain of the Tortoises in Huntington Park. Furthermore, Ms. Lehane stated 
that the lighting plan was approved by the Civic Design Committee, and mechanical 
and water systems for the fountain would be studied during the fountain's removal, 
and a new coating applied. 

12. New Business 

Commissioner Gatti asked for a moment to report on some new business before 
proceeding with the agenda. He stated that he had recently visited a business in Daly 
City which had purchased all of the stone carvings for a never realized Japanese Park 
in Oakland, and described the majestic hand carved sculptures, including 12-foot 
lions and 48-foot pagodas, which the business would be willing to sell to the city of 
San Francisco for $600,000, or half the original cost of $1.2 million dollars, if an 
appropriate site or sites could be identified. 

Commissioner Stermer suggested the Port Commission. 

Ms. Lehane suggested that the sculptures would be best suited to a park or garden 

setting. 

Commissioner Wilsey suggested contacting the Asian Art Museum. 

1 3 . Harvey Milk Plaza / SF Prize 2000 

Ms. Manton reported that she, Mr. Newirth, and other Arts Commission and DPW 
staff and interns had coordinated and attended a public meeting announcing the 
Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition, and that a total of 150 architects and 
designers had registered for the competition to date. She expressed some concern that 
the announcement of the competition after schools had closed would limit the number 
of applicants. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Stermer, Ms. Manton and Mr. Newirth 
confirmed that the deadline for registration is August 1 1th, and August 31th for 
proposal submissions, and that the deadlines could not be changed. 

Mr. Newirth added that the public meeting held in the Castro district had been very 
successful, with a high turnout of over 200, and in response to a question from 
Commissioner Gatti, he added that the majority of attendees were younger architects. 
An additional informational meeting will be held at San Francisco Planning and 
Urban Research (SPUR) later in the month. 

14. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment- K-Line Improvements 

Ms. Manton reported that staff would be conducting a public meeting regarding the 
Public Art Component for the Ocean Avenue art enrichment project, and that she 
anticipated a high turnout as 25 individuals had volunteered for a subcommittee. She 
added that the community was requesting that an Art Master Plan be developed, 
which would cost between $10,000 and $15,000, in anticipation of additional ftinding 
for other projects beyond the $94,000 allotted for this project. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Gatti, Ms. Manton explained that the 
$94,000 budget was generated by Muni construction of boarding islands on Ocean 
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15. Old Business 

In response to a question from Commissioner Gatti, Ms. Manton reported that the 
Keith Haring sculpture from Moscone was progressing nicely, and that she would be 
making a trip in September to inspect the work. 

16. Adjournment 

As there was no ftirther business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 
Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs 

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A. Motion to pay Smash TV (Artist Team Zane Velio, Joharma Poethig and Julio 
Morales) the first interim payment of $2,500 upon contract certification for the 
Juvenile Hall Public Art Project. 

B. Motion to pay Econ Solutions up to $15,000 for skateblock installation on the 
mid Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

C. Motion to pay Jeff Brown $3,794 for landscape design services and reimbursable 
expenses from Contract # CT280PUB4304 for the Endangered Garden at the 
Sunnydale Pump Station. 

D. Motion to expend funds of up to $4,000 from the 2000 URP grant to pay Jeff 
Brown for site monitoring and materials for the Endangered Garden at the 
Sunnydale Pump Station. 

E. Motion to expend funds of up to $1 ,850 from the 2000 URP grant to pay Brian 
Lease - Busy 'B' Landscaping Services for routine gardening services for the 
Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

F. Motion to authorize payment to Group 4 of an amount up to $2,000 for 
reimbursement of a Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition S.F. Chronicle 
advertisement. 

G. Motion to approve a direct payment to Triadigm Technology for web design 
services for the Civic Art Collection in the amount of $1,525. 

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Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC for an amount not to exceed $20,000 for 
the conservation of the bronze elements on the Fountain of the Tortoises in 
Huntington Park. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve Grove Street Window installations by the following artists: 
Victor Ariel Chavez, Art Strike!, Amanda Hughen, and Rachel Murray Meyer. 

III. 235 Pine Street Art Enrichment Proposal 

Patty Pender, 235 Pine Street and Thomas Marsh, Artist 

Presentation of a proposed sculpture by Thomas Marsh for installation on the 500 block 

of Commerical Street, between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. 

Motion: Motion to approve an untitled sculpture by Thomas Marsh for installation on 
the 500 block of Commerical Street, between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane and Dermit Philpott 

Presentation of a proposed gift of a cast bronze of Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy bust 

for City Hall. 

Motion: Motion to accept a cast bronze of Micheal Maurcie O'Shaughnessy. 

V. Moscone Convention Center - Haring Sculpture 

Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

VT. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve final payment to Ann Preston on her fabrication/installation 
contract for "You Were in Heaven" installed at the San Francisco International 
Terminal. 

Motion: Motion to accept Ann Preston's artwork installed at SFO entitled "You Were in 
Heaven", 2000, into the Civic Art Collection. 

VII. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase to Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's design 
development contract for an artwork at the Zoo by $50,000 in order to assume a 
sub-contract with Field Paoli for grading, landscaping, structural engineering and 
drainage design. 

VIII. Third Street Light Rail 

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Presentation of preliminary designs by the Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood Artist 
Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill for a standard marquee attachment for 
the canopy marquee poles on 20 light rail transit platforms for the Third Street Light 
Rail Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve preliminary designs by the Visitacion Valley/Little 
Hollywood Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill for a standard 
marquee attachment for the canopy marquee poles on 20 light rail transit platforms for 
the Third Street Light Rail Project. 

Motion: Motion to modify Contract CT280PUB4313 for Final Design of Artwork for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Art Rail Ltd to extend the 
completion date from October 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001, to increase the Scope of 
Work from completion of 60% Construction Documents to completion of 100% 
Construction Documents, and to increase the total contract from an amount not to 
exceed$32,000 to an amount not to exceed $44,000. 

Motion: Motion to modify Contract CT280PUB4315 for Final Design of Artwork for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Horace Washington, Frederick 
Hayes and JoeSam to extend the completion date from October 3 1 , 2000 to December 
31, 2001, to increase the Scope of Work to completion of 100% Construction 
Documents, and to increase the total contract from an amount not to exceed $22,500 to 
an amount not to exceed $32,500. 

Motion: Motion to modify Contract CT280PUB4314 for Final Design of Artwork for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita 
Margrill to extend the completion date from October 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001, to 
increase the Scope of Work from completion of 60% Construction Documents to 
completion of 100% Construction Documents, and to increase the total contract from an 
amount not to exceed $25,500 to an amount not to exceed $36,500. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0605-00-256 to increase the scope of work 
and reimbursable project expense budget for the Final Design for the Artwork for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project Contract #CP280PUB43 13C for the Mission 
Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront Artist Team of Art Rail Ltd to include additional 
architectural and structural engineering work associated with the development of 
preliminary construction documents for a total reimbursable project expense amount 
not to exceed $30,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $47,000. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Transportation Authority to retain an amount not to 
exceed $60,000 for subcontracting services with Levy Design Partners for consultation 
in the development of engineering and construction documents for art enrichment for 
the Third Street Light Rail Project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Raymond Patlan for consultation services as Youth Arts Program Coordinator for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project to work with youth residing in neighborhoods adjacent 
to Third Street to produce artwork for transit platform windscreens in an amount not to 
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IX. 911/OES Emergency Communications Center, Phase III 

Tonia Macneil 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve (panelists names to be provided at the meeting) as selection 
panelists for the 91 1/OES Emergency Communication Center, Phase III, and to pay 
each individual $65.00 for a half-day of services, or $125.00 for a fiill day of services. 

X. Harvey Milk Plaza / SF Prize 2000 

Richard Newirth 
Staff report. 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Adjournment 

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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Denise Roth, Dugald Stermer. Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Natasha Garcia-Lomas, Rupert 
Jenkins, Debra Lehane, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced without a quorum at 3:15 p.m. 

I. New Business 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported to the Commissioners on 
continuing discussions with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission regarding 
future art enrichment projects. Ms. Manton stated that the PUC had invited her, along 
with Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth and Public Art Project Manager 
Nina Dunbar, to visit a nonfunctional PUC facility adjacent to Crissy Field. The 
facility is currently used by the Recreation and Park Department as a maintenance 
facility. The PUC has proposed that the Arts Commission use art enrichment fiinds 
placed on reserve from other PUC projects to transform this facility into an arts 
exhibition or performance space. Ms. Manton reported that the City Attorney has 
confirmed that the creation of an art space would be an acceptable use of the funds, as 
stipulated by the Art Enrichment Ordinance, but that the use of the funds to transform 
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Enrichment Ordinance, only to implement the arts component. She concluded by 
stating that Arts Commission staff had suggested that the PUC could implement a 
feasibility study to demonstrate a good faith effort, but that nothing had been done to 
date. 

Ms. Dunbar explained to the Commissioners that, upon request of the Golden Gate 
National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the PUC has dedicated $30,000 for removal of 
the chain link fence surrounding the plaza prior to the dedication of the Crissy Field 
Restoration Project. The PUC requested that the Arts Commission identify an artist to 
be involved in the initial plaza enhancement efforts, but Ms. Dunbar informed the 
PUC that this would not be possible on such short notice, as the Arts Commission 
would have to conduct a competition to select an artist. 

Mr. Newirth stated that perhaps it would be more appropriate to raze the building, 
rather than convert it to another use, and that at least one foundation involved in the 
Restoration project had implied that they would be willing to contribute funds to 
enhancement of the plaza under these circumstances. 

Arts Commission staff requested input from the Commissioners. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that it would be premature for the Arts Commission to 
commit to anything until a feasibility study is completed, that the current building 
was unattractive and should be dealt with by the PUC, but that he also felt the 
potential for a new arts space in the current San Francisco space crisis was 
encouraging. 

Commissioner Guggenheim agreed that the current structure is simply a maintenance 
shed, and inquired as to the size of the building. 

Ms. Dunbar stated that the building is approximately 2,500 square feet, with some 
skylights. 

Commissioner Roth concurred that the building is very unattractive, and that she had 
been inside the building the day before, and could not see how it could be 
transformed into anything useful, and that it felt out of place in the plaza. 

Staff concluded the discussion by stating that PUC staff are clearly anxious to make a 
positive gesture at the site, and that they are apprehensive to use the reserved art 
enrichment funds at other sites, hence their enthusiasm for the potential uses of this 
site. Furthermore, while the PUC has made a good will gesture in the suggested use 
of this facility, they have not provided any confirmation of funds to sustain a gallery 
or performance space at the site. All agreed that a feasibility study would be 
necessary before any progress could be made on this issue, and that an expert would 
need to be hired to complete the work. 

Commissioner Stermer suggested that the Dean of Architecture at the California 
College of Arts and Crafts, David Meckel, could help with the feasibility study. 

The meeting was officially called to order after Commissioner Roth's arrival and a 
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2. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to pay Smash TV (Artist Team Zane Velio, Johanna Poethig and Julio 
Morales) the first interim payment of $2,500 upon contract certification for the 
Juvenile Hall Public Art Project. 

2. Motion to pay Econ Solutions up to $15,000 for skateblock installation on the 
mid Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

3. Motion to pay Jeff Brown $3,794 for landscape design services and 
reimbursable expenses from Contract # CT280PUB4304 for the Endangered 
Garden at the Surmydale Pump Station. 

4. Motion to expend funds of up to $4,000 from the 2000 URP grant to pay Jeff 
Brown for site monitoring and materials for the Endangered Garden at the 
Sunnydale Pump Station. 

5. Motion to expend funds of up to $1,850 from the 2000 URP grant to pay Brian 
Lease - Busy 'B' Landscaping Services for routine gardening services for the 
Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

6. Motion to authorize payment to Group 4 of an amount up to $2,000 for 
reimbursement of a Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition S.F. Chronicle 
advertisement. 

7. Motion to approve a direct payment to Triadigm Technology for web design 
services for the Civic Art Collection in the amount of $1,525. 

8. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC for an amount not to exceed $20,000 
for the conservation of the bronze elements on the Fountain of the Tortoises in 
Huntington Park. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

3. Gallery 

Arts Commission Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins introduced the new Gallery 
Manager, Natasha Garcia-Lomas, to the Committee Members, and presented sHdes 
and videotape of artists' work for four proposed Grove Street window installations, to 
run October - January, 2001. The artists proposed include Rachel Murray Meyer, 
whose work involving the effects of light and shadow on kinetic sculptures and 
photograms would focus on the recent birth of her daughter; Victor Ariel Chavez, a 
video artist who has proposed a work which would juxtapose the natural elements of 
wood with the artificial elements of electronics to represent building construction and 
the chaos of the urban environment; Amanda Hughen, whose drawings on vellum of 
geometric shapes based on the surrounding built environment would hang in the 
gallery windows; and Art Strike's Back! which will present a video installation of 
interviews and performances staged in the Mission District in response to recent 
housing and art space issues in the area. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Stermer, Mr. Jenkins confirmed that the 
Art Strikes Back! project would include the video footage shown to the 
Commissioners as well as additional footage, and that this would be the first 
installation, for the month of October. Mr. Jenkins further commented that in 
conversation with the Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board, all had agreed that 
the gallery should be involved in the discussion of this issue, and that the Grove 
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Commissioner Stermer stated his disappointment that the arts community did not 
appear to become involved in the discussions regarding gentrification until it affected 
them directly. 

Commissioner Guggenheim concurred, adding that many people do not take 
responsibility for their part in the gentrification of the city's neighborhoods. 
Mr. Newirth concluded the discussion by stating that the discussion is focused on the 
displacement of residents in the neighborhood, not just the artists. He suggested that 
Mr. Jenkins inform Arts Commission President Stanlee Gatti, as well as the Mayor's 
Office, to make them aware of the proposed installation for October, as this would be 
prior to the November election and the Arts Commission should not be perceived as 
advocating for any particular proposition on the ballot dealing with this issue. 

Motion: Motion to approve Grove Street Window installations by the following artists: 
Victor Ariel Chavez, Art Strike!, Amanda Hughen, and Rachel Murray Meyer. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 



The following item was tabled until a future date. 

4. 235 Pine Street Art Enrichment Proposal 

Patty Pender, 235 Pine Street and Thomas Marsh, Artist 

Presentation of a proposed sculpture by Thomas Marsh for installation on the 500 

block of Commercial Street, between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. 

Motion: Motion to approve an untitled sculpture by Thomas Marsh for installation on 
the 500 block of Commercial Street, between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. 

5. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Director Debra Lehane introduced Dermit Philpott, of the San 
Francisco-Cork Sister City Committee, to present a proposed gift of a cast bronze 
bust of Michael O'Shaughnessy, the Chief Engineer of San Francisco's Hetchy 
Hetchy Water System, for City Hall. Ms. Lehane informed the Committee members 
that she had received verbal acknowledgment of interest and agreement to accept the 
gift from City Hall, and that this proposal had been initiated a few years prior by an 
attorney representing Mr. O'Shaughnessy's daughter, who had expressed desire for a 
traditional commemoration of her father. 

Mr. Philpott presented a model of the bust, which would be created and cast by artist 
Don Cromin of the University of Cork, Ireland- the same university where Mr. 
O'Shaughnessy originally studied. Mr. Philpott indicated that he has support ft-om 
Mayor Brown and Ed Harrington, the Controller, who sits on the committee which 
oversees art placement in City Hall. Mr. Philpott further explained that the base 
would be made fi*om a block of white Sierra granite. 

Ms. Lehane concluded the discussion by informing the Committee members that the 
bust would be of a sunilar scale to other's in City Hall, and recommended approval of 
the design. 

The following motion was modified: 

Motion: Motion to approve the design of a cast bronze of Michael Maurice 

O'Shaughnessy for placement in City Hall. 



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6. Moscone Convention Center - Haring Sculpture 

Public Art Project Manager Susan Pontious provided a staff report on the Haring 
sculpture fabrication in Ms. Manton's absence. Ms. Pontious stated that Ms. Manton 
will be traveling to Providence, RI in early October to inspect the fabrication, that she 
is commencing the permit process with the Department of Building Inspection, and 
expected installation at Third and Howard to take place in late October or early 
November 2000. 

7. Airport 

Ms. Pontious reported that as work was complete on the artist Ann Preston's work at 
the airport, she was requesting approval for final payment and acceptance into the 
Civic Art Collection for "You Were in Heaven", 

Motion: Motion to approve final payment to Ann Preston on her 
fabrication/installation contract for "You Were in Heaven" installed at the San 
Francisco International Terminal. 

Motion: Motion to accept Ann Preston's artwork installed at SFO entitled "You Were 
in Heaven", 2000, into the Civic Art Collection, 

8. Zoo 

Ms, Pontious reported that she was requesting modification of the artists Jud Fine and 
Barbara McCarren's existing contract to include a subcontract for project landscaping 
of artwork for the Zoo. Ms. Pontious explained that the Arts Commission would not 
normally include this in the artist's contract, but that the proposal from the landscape 
architect had simply been too high, partially due to the frustration that the architects 
felt in working with the Zoo, that she had contacted ex- Arts Commissioner Bob 
LaRocca to ask him to take on the project with Field-Paoli as the lead. Ms. Pontious 
concluded by stating that Field Paoli specifically did not want to contract directly 
with the Zoo, hence the proposal set forth here. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Roth, Ms. Pontious indicated that this 
was a previously budgeted project expense, but that the cost would be slightly more 
than the originally estimated $35,000-40,000. Ms. Pontious fiirther stated that she had 
been requesting the original bid since June, but had only received the information in 
August, and that she recommended approval. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase to Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's design 
development contract for an artwork at the Zoo by $50,400 in order to assume a 
subcontract with Field Paoli for grading, landscaping, structural engineering and 
drainage design. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

9. Third Street Light Rail 

Public Art Project Manager Judy Moran referred the Committee members to the staff 
report submitted to them prior to the meeting and presented the Artist Team of 
Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill's model of their proposed design for a standard 
marquee attachment to be placed on twenty transit platforms on the Third Street Light 
Rail System. Ms. Moran reminded the Commissioners that these would be placed on 
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Program. The standard marquees will measure 25 feet high on outbound platforms 
and 40 feet on inbound platforms, one at each end of the platform, and include LEDs 
at various points along the edges of the structures. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he liked the designs a lot. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Roth, Ms. Moran confirmed that these 
standard marquees would be included at the twenty standard stations, as there are not 
enough art enrichment funds to provide for unique designs for all the stations other 
than the town center stations. 

Motion: Motion to approve preliminary designs by the Visitacion Valley/Little 
Hollywood Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill for a standard 
marquee attachment for the canopy marquee poles on 20 light rail transit platforms 
for the Third Street Light Rail Project. 
Moved: Roth/Stermer 



Ms. Moran subsequently explained that the Arts Commission had not initially 
received enough funds for the artists' complete design development phase, but that 
ftinding was now in place and she is requesting modifications to increase the scope of 
work and dollar amount and to extend the termination date on the artist's existing 
contracts to include final design development. Ms. Moran stated that the City 
Attorney had advised modification of the existing contracts rather than creating new 
contracts. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Guggenheim Ms. Moran stated that 
there would be no project cost increases associated with these contract modifications. 

Motion: Mofion to modify Contract CT280PUB4313 for Final Design of Artwork for 
the Third Street Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Art Rail Ltd to extend the 
completion date from October 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001, to increase the Scope 
of Work from completion of 60% Construction Documents to completion of 100% 
Construction Documents, and to increase the total contract from an amount not to 
exceed$32,000 to an amount not to exceed $44,000. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

Motion: Motion to modify Contract CT280PUB4315 for Final Design of Artwork for 
the Third Street Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Horace Washington, 
Frederick Hayes and JoeSam to extend the completion date from October 3 1 , 2000 to 
December 31, 2001, to increase the Scope of Work to completion of 100%) 
Construction Documents, and to increase the total contract from an amount not to 
exceed $22,500 to an amount not to exceed $32,500. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

Motion: Motion to modify Confract CT280PUB4314 for Final Design of Artwork for 
the Third Sfreet Light Rail Project by the Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and 
Anita Margrill to extend the completion date from October 3 1 , 2000 to December 3 1 , 
2001, to increase the Scope of Work from completion of 60% Construction 
Documents to completion of 100% Construction Documents, and to increase the total 
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Moved: Stermer/Roth 



Ms. Moran reported that Levy Design Partners would now be a subcontractor with 
BMS Design, who in turn will contract directly with the Transportation Authority. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0605-00-256 to increase the scope of work 
and reimbursable project expense budget for the Final Design for the Artwork for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project Contract #CP280PUB4313C for the Mission 
Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront Artist Team of Art Rail Ltd to include additional 
architectural and structural engineering work associated with the development of 
preliminary construction documents for a total reimbursable project expense amount 
not to exceed $30,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $47,000. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Transportation Authority to retain an amount not to 
exceed $60,000 for subcontracting services with Levy Design Partners for 
consultation in the development of engineering and construction documents for art 
enrichment for the Third Street Light Rail Project. 
Moved: Roth/Stermer 

Finally, Ms. Moran reported that the Youth Arts Advisory Committee had selected 
Raymond Patlan as the Youth Arts Program Coordinator for the Third Street Light 
Rail Project. She explained that she had created a special call to 350 local 
organizations and artists with experience working with youth, but that only 1 1 artists 
had applied, as many qualified individuals are too busy to commit the time to this 
project. Ultimately the Advisory Committee interviewed two artists, Mr. Patlan and 
Sheila Ghidini. Mr. Patlan has experience working with youth since 1969, and was 
the Director of Creativity Explored. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he was pleased with the selection, and that he 
knows Mr. Patlan and his work. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Raymond Patlan for consultation services as Youth Arts Program Coordinator for the 
Third Street Light Rail Project to work with youth residing in neighborhoods adjacent 
to Third Street to produce artwork for transit platform windscreens in an amount not 
to exceed $25,500 in fees and an amount not to exceed $4,500 for expenses. 
Moved: Roth/Stermer 

10. 911/OES Emergency Communications Center, Phase III 

In Public Art Project Manager Tonia Macneil's absence Ms. Moran presented a list of 
proposed selection panehsts for the 91 1/OES Phase III Public Art Project. She also 
asked for the voluntary participation of a Commissioner to sit on the panel. 

Commissioner Roth volunteered to sit on the panel. 

Motion: Motion to approve Bella Feldman, Fred Hayes, Martha Heavenston, Chris 
Johnson, Mark Johnston, Carrie Lederer, Ann Novokov, Lewis Watts and Ann Weber 
as selection panelists for the 91 1/OES Emergency Communication Center, Phase III, 
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of service. 

1 1 . Harvey Milk Plaza / SF Prize 2000 

Mr. Newirth reported on the activities following the Harvey Milk Plaza Competition 
selection panel, and reminded the Commissioners that he had provided a complete 
report on the panel itself at the Full Commission Meeting on September 1 1th. Mr. 
Newirth stated that the Arts Commission held a very successful press conference on 
the 13th in City Hall, that all of the finalists- including the winners and recipients of 
Special Recognition- had been present, that Supervisors Ammiano and Leno were 
present and very supportive of the project, and that the event received positive 
coverage on two television stations, three radio stations, and in the Chronicle, the 
Examiner, the Independent, and the Mercury News. The finahst proposals are now 
being exhibited in City Hall for public viewing, and a public forum will be conducted 
in November in the Koret Auditorium at the Main Library. Mr. Newirth explained to 
the Commissioners that as the focus during the panel became the memorial 
component of the proposals, this community meeting would acknowledge the five 
winning entries as well as other entries selected by the jury for the strength of their 
planning and urban design concepts. 

Commissioner Guggenheim asked if the final design would therefore be an 
accumulation of all these ideas. 

Mr. Newirth explained that the public forum would simply be an opportunity to 
gather feedback, but that it would be a long process to take in all of the information 
and to determine a final direction to follow before contracting with a designer, which 
may or may not be one of the finalists. These panel recommendations will hopefully 
provide a set of ideas and a direction for the Mayor and City Hall to take to funders 
for the project. 

In response to another question fi"om Commissioner Guggenheim, Mr. Newirth stated 
that the the two winners would receive $3,500 each, and the Special Recognition 
recipients would receive $1,000 each, as well as recognition of their designs. 

Ms. Dunbar added that the winners would also be featured in Progressive 
Architecture in the near future, and that it was a good career move for the young 
entrants, while simultaneously presenting San Francisco as a city that supports good 
design. 

Commissioner Stermer commended the staff, stating that they handled the 
competition very well and deserve a lot of credit for their work. He suggested that the 
winning proposals could also be exhibited at the California College of Arts and 
Crafts. 

12. New Business 

Ms. Pontious informed the Commissioners of a problem with the James Carpenter 
installation at the Airport. Ms. Pontious explained that while inserting cables into the 
fabric for the work, the subcontractor Bird Air had torn the fabric in some spots, 
despite the substantial PSA guarantee from the fabric manufacturer. Bird Air has 
repaired the the tears on site, and have taken responsibility for the problem and 
volunteered to replace the fabric if requested, but have also expressed concern that 
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the fabric. They also proposed to increase the seam width from 2 inches to 7 inches, 
should the Arts Commission and the artist ask them to replace the fabric. Ms. 
Pontious explained that she did not want to increase the seam width, nor did she think 
the artist would like this solution, as from an aesthetic point of view the 2 inch seam 
width is much less visible, and the repairs are not very visible. If the artist and the 
Arts Commission choose to accept the repairs Ms. Pontious suggested that she could 
obtain a discount from Bird Air for damaged goods, and obtain the guarantee on the 
repairs. 

Commissioner Stermer asked whether it would be worthwhile to start over. 

Commissioner Guggenheim stated that the work would be very high in the air, and 
questioned whether the repairs would be discernible to the average person. He also 
asked if Ms. Pontious knew the lifetime expectancy of the fabric. 

Ms. Pontious stated that she is inclined to recommend accepting the work as is, and 
that the lifetime warrantee for the fabric is approximately 20 years. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that problem appeared to be with the fabric itself, rather 
than the repairs, but that the final decision should be left to the artist. 

13. Old Business 

14. Adjournment 

As there was no ftirther business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m. 
Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 9/27/00 

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A. Motion to approve direct payment of $600. to Emmanuel Montoya for an assistant 
to help him complete work on Sanctuary, a work of art at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Motion to approve final payment to Emmanuel Montoya and Juana Alicia on 
Contract #CT288PUB1316 for construction documents and fabrication of has 
relief materials for Sanctuary, a work of art at the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

Motion to approve final payment to James Carpenter Design Associates on 
Contract #CT287PUB 1017 for fabrication and transportation of Four Sculptural 
Light Reflectors, a work of art at the San Francisco International Airport. 
Motion to approve an increase of Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's Zoo artwork 
design development and construction document contract by $5,000. for 
reimbursable expenses. 

E. Motion to approve direct payment to Amelco Electric of $920. for phone boxes 
and trim for Vito Acconci's artwork at the San Francisco International Airport. 

F. Motion to approve direct payment to Constante Crovatto of $438.35 for mosaic 
materials for the reinstallation of Joyce Kozloff s mosaic murals at the San 
Francisco International Airport. 

G. Motion to approve direct payment to Emilio Simonutti of $3752.20 for repair of 
Joyce Kozloff s mosaic murals. 

H. Motion to approve direct payment to Ford Graphics of an amount not to exceed 



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$1,500. for scanning and adapting blueprint images for the Third Street Light Rail 

Metro East Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility curtain wall glass 

artwork by the Artist Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill. 
I. Motion to approve direct payment to Busy B landscaping services of an amount 

not to exceed $1,250. for work to be performed on the Sunnydale Pump Station 

Endangered Garden project. 
J. Motion to extend Contract #CT288PUB1301 with the Joint Venture Team of 

Stanley Saitowitz, B. Stauffacher Solomon and Vito Acconci from December 31, 

2000 to July 31, 2001 for design and consulting services on the Mid-Embarcadero 

Promenade Ribbon Project. 
K. Motion to approve the proposed mural by artist Mary Nash and the Mural 

Resource Center / SOMARTS, funded by Neighborhood Beautification, for 86 

Balmy Alley. 
L. Motion to approve the proposed mural by artist Marta Ayala and the Mural 

Resource Center / SOMARTS, funded by Neighborhood Beautification, for the 

Santa Maria and Santa Marta Community Center, located at 1050 South Van Ness 

Avenue. 
M. Motion to approve the proposed mural by lead artist Thomas Ortiz and others for 

the Columbia Park Boys and Girls Club, located at 163 London and Excelsior 

Streets, funded by Neighborhood Beautification via the Youth Leadership 

Institute, pending approval of suggested changes and submittals of letters of 

support. 
N. Motion to approve direct payment to Rocket Science in an amount not to exceed 

$7,500. for repainting staff sections of Salty Peanuts, an artwork by artist Mildred 

Howard installed at the San Francisco International Airport. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve honoraria payments of $150.00 to FYOO-01 Grove Street 
Windows artists and artist groups: Victor Ariel Chavez, Art Strike!, Amanda Hughen, 
and Rachel Murray Meyer. 

m. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Staff report on proposed purchase of Robert Ameson sculpture. 

Motion: Motion to approve the purchase of Yin Yang, a limited edition of cast bronze 
heads by Robert Ameson, for $225,000 plus transportation and installation, pending 
final Airport approval. 

rv. Moscone Convention Center - Haring Sculpture 

Tonia Macneil 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve increase of contract #CT280PUB43 1 with the Estate of 
Keith Haring by an amount not to exceed $20,000, to cover increased costs of concrete 
base construction. 

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Staff report on public meetings and authorization for staff to curate a short list of 
candidates for the development of an arts master plan in conjunction with the larger 
J master planning effort to be undertaken by Department of City Planning. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to curate a short list of candidates for the development 
of an arts master plan for Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment, in conjunction with the larger 
master planning effort to be undertaken by Department of City Planning. 

VI. Tenderloin Police Station 

Nina Dunbar 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve final payment to Anders Barth on Contract #CT280PUB4308 
for design, fabrication and delivery of artwork entitled First Person Plural for the 
Tenderloin Police Station. 

Vn. Sunnydale Pump Station- Endangered Garden 

Susan Gray 

Staff report on artist Patricia Johanson's shellfish bed proposal. 

Vin. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Susan Gray 
Staff report. 



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DC. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff report. 

X. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Jill Manton 
Policy discussion. 

XI. Public Utilities Commission - Baker Street Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Policy discussion re: interpretation of Art Enrichment Ordinance. 

Xn. New Business 

Xm. Old Business 

XIV. Adjournment 

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For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based | 

products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 



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Thursday ,jpeceniber 7, 2000 
Note: This meeting replaces the meeting previously scheduled for December 20, 2000. 

4:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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I. Airport 

A. M. Howard Artwork 
Judy Mar an 

Discussion regarding possible change to the hue of the two musical staff 
sections of Salty Peanuts, an artwork by artist Mildred Howard installed in 
Concourse A at the San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize direct payinent to Rocket Science in an amount not 
to exceed $7,500 for testing and repainting in a different hue, or in an amount 
not to exceed $9,500 if repainted after midnight, the staff sections of SaUy 
Peanuts, an artwork by artist Mildred Howard installed in Concourse A at the 
San Francisco International Airport, contingent upon artist and staff 
conciuTence with the change. 



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Motion: Motion to approve a modification to increase the contract 
#ENARO 1000008 with Brown and Collins for the SF International Airport 
Artwork public relations services by S36,700 for a total contract amount of 
$81,700. for design and production of 27 kiosk posters, 1 1x17 in. posters and 
reception invitations. 

C. Ameson Sculpture 
Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to approve the purchase of Yin Yang, a sculpture by artist 
Robert Arneson, for the San Francisco International Airport, for $225,000, 
pending the airport's approval. 

II Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Arts Commission Galler>' staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Photo Metro Award Winners exhibition for the Arts 
Conmiission Galler)'. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts - 
sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation- for the Arts Conunission Gallery. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Veterans Building banner designs for the Arts 
Commission Galler}'. 

ni. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Susan Gray 

Progress report regarding the public art program development for Juvenile Hall. 

rV. Sunnydale Pump Station- Endangered Garden 

Susan Gray 

Progress report regarding the Sunnydale Pump Station shoreline installation by 
Patricia Johansen, presentation of a potential design solution to linlc the two 
components of artwork and announcement of URP 2000-2001 grant approval. 

V. Collections 

Dehra Lehane 

Staff report. • 

VI. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/ Arts Master Plan 

Jill Man ton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to develop a short list of qualified candidates to be 
interviewed to develop an arts master plan in conjunction with consultants hired by 
Department of Cit>' Planning for the Ocean Avenue Are Enrichment Project. 

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Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with project development and artist 
recruitment process for a site withm the lobby of the South East Facility and for staff 
to combine art enrichment monies in the amount of $45,000 from the Co-Generation 
Facility and $39,700 from the Gravity Belt Thikener Project for a total of $84,700 for 
use at this facility headquarters project site. 

VIII. Fillmore Street Bridge 

Nina Dunhar 

Staff report on the panel's recommendation for the Fillmore Sti"eet Bridge public art 

project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation of Mildi^ed Howard's proposal. 
Three Shades of Blue for Fillmore Street Bridge Public Art Project and to authorize 
the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Ms. Howard for design 
development and final design of the artwork, interaction with local Fillmore 
community and production of construction documents and all-related production 
expenses for tliis proposal for an amoimt not to exceed $50,000. 

IX. Harvey Milk Plaza Public Forum Report 

Rich Newirth / Jill Manton /Nina Dunhar 

X. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Jill Manton 

Preliminaiy Discussion regarding Artist Selection Procedures. 

XI. Public Utilities Commission Arts Master Plan Proposal 

Jill Manton / Nina Dunhar 

Proposal to hire an artist team to develop a comprehensive arts master plan for the 
PUC facilities and properties, and to utilize a portion (to be specified) of art 
enrichment reser\'ed to pay artists' fees and expenses. 

XII. New Business 

XIII Old Business 

XrV. Adjournment 

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1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetmgs. and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oalc Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that sei-ves this location includes: 

Muni Mmm Trams: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Susss; 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, sei-ving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets 

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environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabihties, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
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conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

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phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

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AGENDA 

I. Consent 

A. Motion to approve the Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster designs by 
artist Jon Rubin for installation on Market Street from February 16 through 
May 17, 2001. 
n. FUlmore Street Bridge 
Nina Dunhar 
Staff report on the panel's recommendation for the Filhnore Street Bridge public art 

project. 

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Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation of Mildred Howard's proposal. 
Three Shades of Blue for the Filhnore Street Bridge Public Art Project and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Ms. Howard for 
design development and fmal design of the artwork, interaction with local Fillmore 
community and production of construction documents and all-related production 
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Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and mdividual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oal< Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Sus9S; 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets 

For more information on accessible n-ansit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental ilbiess. multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
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exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 

violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall: By mail to Clerk of the Board of 

Supervisors , 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 94102; by 

phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Stanlee Gatti, Denise Roth, Dugald Stermer, Dede Wilsey. Absent: Ralph Guggenheim. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, 
Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 2:35 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented the proposals by artist Jon Rubin for 
installation in the Market Street Kiosks beginning in February, 2001. Ms. Moran 
informed the Committee Members that the artist's proposal for a series on the "Weeds 
of Market Street" was already approved in concept, and that what she was presenting 
here were final designs. The posters reflect the theme of the 'homeless' plants of 
Market Street- those that continue to grow despite street cleaning or manicuring 
efforts. Each of the six images will be identified by its location in front of a particular 
street address. 

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for each as well as its location, 
A. Motion to approve the Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster designs by 
artist Jon Rubin for installation on Market Street from February 16 through 
May 17, 2001. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

2. Fillmore Street Bridge 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton and Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported 
on the panel's recommendation for the Fillmore Street Bridge public art project. Ms. 
Manton introduced Shirley Wy singer, Senior Project Manager for the Redevelopment 
Agency, which has contracted with the Arts Commission to administer the artist 
selection process and contract for art component of the bridge. Ms. Dunbar reminded 
the Committee Members that the Redevelopment project consists of streetscaping 
enhancements from Post to McAllister, including paving, lighting, landscaping and 
commemorative plaques. The project will also include the refurbishment of the 
Fillmore Street bridge / Geary Street overpass, including widening of the sidewalks 
and installation of a partially enclosed glass canopy structure. Redevelopment has 
identified the glass canopies for art enrichment. Subsequently artists were invited by 
the Arts Commission through a formal RFQ process to submit proposals to enhance 
the panels and reinforce the bridge's visual presence. The three short-listed artists- 
Mildred Howard, Tomie Aral, and the artist team of Reddy Lieb and Dorothy 
Lenehan- submitted proposals reviewed by a seven-member panel, excluding Arts 
Commissioner Rod Freeborn- Smith, who had intended to sit on the panel but was 
called away on an emergency. 

Ms. Dunbar further reported that the selection panel ultimately recommended artist 
Mildred Howard, who submitted a proposal with the team of John Winder and 
Associates, architects, and poet Quincy Troupe. Ms. Howard's proposal, entitled 
Three Shades of Blue, would incorporate three bands of different colored blue glass 
running the length of the bridge, the word "BLUE" in large type (to be visible to 
traffic passing under the bridge), a poem composed by Mr. Troupe, which would be 
etched into the glass and the sidewalk, as well as bands of blue light which would 
project onto the underpass and vehicular traffic traveling on Geary Street. Ms. Dunbar 
reiterated that the artist had chosen to present a conceptual proposal and to treat the 
entire bridge as a sculptural element, rather than restricting her ideas to the two- 
dimensional planes of the glass panels. The theme of music, as represented by the 
color blue, through its universal and rhythmic qualities, as well as Mr. Troupe's poem 
with its allusions to the sights, scents, and sounds of the communities bridged literally 
and figuratively by the artwork, would be emphasized to celebrate and connect the 
various communities' histories from the past through and into the future. 

Ms. Dunbar informed the Committee members that while the artists were initially 
instructed to develop graphic, two-dimensional proposals for the glass panels, they 
felt that Ms. Howard's sculptural treatment of the bridge was the most successful. She 
also indicated that a community meeting had already been conducted, where the 
community some concerns regarding some of the words used in Mr. Troupe's poem. 
If Ms. Howard is selected, the Arts Commission would set up additional meetings 
with her team and the community to solicit further input and to ensure their 
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Wysinger have already met with the proprietor of the Boom Boom Room, located at 
the northern end of the bridge, to discuss concerns regarding the artwork lighting, and 
that he was in support of the project. 

Ms. Wysinger added that the lack of visual imagery in Ms. Howard's proposal would 
enhance its timeless qualities, rather than 'dating' the bridge. 

Ms. Manton added that the project architect. Chuck Leoni of Michael Willis & 
Associates, also strongly supports the proposal. 

Commissioner Roth noted that this item was originally placed on the December 2000 
Full Commission agenda, and inquired as to why the item was sent back to 
committee. 

Ms. Manton explained that the Visual Arts Committee had not convened since 
September, and in the interest of time staff had decided to take the item to the Full 
Commission, but that Commissioners felt such an important project should be 
reviewed at the Committee level. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Gatti regarding the text, specifically the 
letters BLUE, Ms. Dunbar explained that while some of the phrases in the poem 
might be altered, this poem, and the poet Quincy Troupe, would be selected as 
condition of recommendation of approval for the artist team. Commissioner Gatti 
commented that he thought the concept was interesting, that the area would benefit 
from the enhanced lighting, and that he liked the use of the color blue, but that the 
style and use of large text was not very original. He acknowledged that the design 
would catch people's attention, and was "subliminally unusual". 

Commissioner Roth concurred that she liked the use of the underpass lighting. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he also felt he might prefer the proposal without 
the B L U E text, but that he liked the blue lights. 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that she also liked the blue color, that it has a calming 
force on the neighborhood, and that the lettering was so large and 'obvious' that it 
would tend to disappear or blend into the surrounding streetscape, rather than 
standing out. She asked if the artist felt strongly about the use of the enlarged letters. 

Ms. Dunbar replied that the issue had not been raised prior to this meeting, and that 
she could ask the artist to consider the question. She added that some felt the use of 
the color blue was 'sexy' rather than calming, to which Commissioner Gatti replied 
that the artwork would feel sexier without the enlarged letters. 

Commissioner Stermer acknowledged the challenge this work faced, as the artwork is 
expected to meet so many demands: from the surrounding communities, to enhance 
the neighborhood environment, the bridge, and the vehicular and pedestrian traffic 
experience. He also asked if Mr. Troupe objected to the concept of a poem 'written by 
committee'. 

Ms. Dunbar acknowledged the awkwardness of the demands placed on the poet, and 
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WritersCorp program, and that Ms. Howard had indicated that the poet is open to 
discussion about revising the poem. 

Commissioner Gatti concluded the discussion by stating that this project proposal was 
a good prelude to the possible construction of a bridge crossing over Geary at 
Divisadero Street. 

Motion: Motion to approve the panel's recommendation of Mildred Howard's 
proposal, Three Shades of Blue for the Fillmore Street Bridge Public Art Project and 
to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Ms. Howard 
for design development and final design of the artwork, interaction with local 
Fillmore community and production of construction documents and all-related 
production expenses for this proposal for an amount not to exceed $50,000. 

Moved: Stermer /Wilsey 

3. Adjournment 

Ms. Manton invited all the Commissioners to join a site visit to the Baker Street 
Pump Station prior to a discussion at the next committee meeting regarding the 
building's use and a proposal from the PUC for the use of art enrichment funds. 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m. 

Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 

Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 2/28/01 

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AGENDA 

I. Consent 

A. Motion to approve the conceptual design proposal for a sidewalk artwork cast in 
colored concrete pavers created by youth and Urban Artworks, directed by artist 
Gary Carlos and Ali Vieira of St. John's Educational Thresholds Center, to be 
installed at 3090 16th Street at Valencia, contingent upon final design approval by 
staff 

B. Motion to authorize a direct payment to The CAD Group for additional electronic 
layout design work of the two art curtain walls for the Muni Metro East Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility designed by the Artist Team of Nobuho 
Nagasawa and Anita Margrill in an amount not to exceed $1,800. 

C. Motion to modify Contract #CT280PUB4301 for the design of artwork for the 
Muni Metro East Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility with the Artist 
Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill to increase the expense budget 
from an amount not to exceed $1,000 to an amount not to exceed $7,500 to pay for 
an architectural consultant to review drawings and prepare specifications for the 
art glass curtain wall units, and for Pulp Studios to prepare a to-scale art glass unit 
sample for a total new contract amount not to exceed $22,500. 

D. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $ 1 3,497.59 to Fiber Creations for 
illuminator upgrades on the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

E. Motion to accept and expend a $15,000 Urban Resources Partnership (URP) Grant 
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F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with 
Atthowe Fine Arts Services to extend the contract for the relocation of monuments 
to December 31, 2001. 

G. Motion to accept and expend a grant from Fleishhacker Foundation in the amount 
of $3,500 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 

H. Motion to accept and expend a grant from Roselyne Swig in the amount of $3,500 

and $24.71 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 
I. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift from the Nob Hill Foundation in the 

amount of $77,014 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park. 
J. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift from the Nob Hill Foundation in the 

amount of $38,586 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park 
K. Motion to authorize the use of $4,000 in art enrichment money at St. Mary's 

Square for restoration and maintenance of monuments in St. Mary's Square. 
L. Motion to authorize the use of $2,780 in art enrichment money from the United 

Nations Plaza Improvement Project for repair of the fiber optic lighting system 

associated with the artwork Constellation at the New Main Library. 
M. Authorization to reserve for Muni art maintenance the (amount to be provided at 

meeting) in art enrichment generated by the Muni construction at the Presidio and 

Potrero Muni Facilities. 
N. Motion to approve final payment on Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000023, for 

fabrication of fiill scale mock-up and architectural modifications to the Airport 

transfer corridor. 

II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve an installation show curated by Janine Antoni for the Arts 
Commission Gallery. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Soundworks show curated by Laura Brun of the Lab with 
artists Paul DeMarinis, Anthony Dicenza (SF), and Ann Bean (UK) for the Arts 
Commission Gallery. 

III. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Jill Manton / Susan Gray 

Informational presentation of concept designs for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Project 

by the artist team of Johanna Poethig, Zane Vella & Julio Moralez. 

Motion: Motion to approve modification of confract #ENARO 1000020-01 with Smash 
TV for design development of artworks for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility for an 
amount not to exceed $6,500 for a total confract amount not to exceed $21,500 for 
additional design services. 

IV. 911/OES Emergency Services Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report on the selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation of an artist for the 

91 1/OES Emergency Services Center and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 

enter into confract with (Artist's name to be presented at meeting) for final design, 



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fabrication and installation of an artwork for an amount not to exceed $3 1 ,000. 

V. Tenderloin Children's Playground 

Tonia Macneil 
Staff progress report. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase in the contract for artwork at the Tenderloin 
Children's Playground with artist Ruth O'Day by $3,000, for a total contract amount not 
to exceed $8,000. 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude gifts of $250 each ft-om John F. Thomas and 
Sarah J. Clark to increase artist Ruth O'Day's fee for creation of an artwork for the 
Tenderloin Children's Playground (Turk/Hyde Playground). 

VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Sheriffs Facility 

Motion: Motion to transfer the sectional sofa created for the lobby of the Sheriffs 
facility to the property and responsibility of the Sheriffs Department. 

B. 911 Center 
Report on damage to the sculpture by Clifford Rainey located at the 91 1 Center. 

VII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Program updates 

Motion: Motion to approve payment to Richard Barnes in the amount of $571.99 for 2 
(8" X 10") prints and 5 (35 mm) slide duplicates and usage fee for photographs of James 
Carpenter's "Four Sculptural Light Reflectors" at S.F. Intemational Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement 
with Lewis Watts for an amount not to exceed $15,000 for professional photography of 
artworks at San Francisco Intemational Airport. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase to Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000046 for 
fabrication and installation of an artwork at San Francisco Intemational Airport by 
$460,000 to cover increased fabrication and installation costs. 

Motion: Motion to approve relocation of Gateway by Dc-Joong Kang in order to 
accommodate new restrooms in the Departures Lounge. 

VIII. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Rocket Science for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the construction and 
installation of four new easy maintenance illuminator enclosures and fiber guides for 
Constellation, an artwork by Nayland Blake at the new Main Library. 

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IX. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/Arts Master Plan 

Jill Manton / Kristen Zaremba 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the Ocean Avenue 
Arts Master Plan Project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with (name to be provided at meeting) for $15,000 to develop an Arts Master 
Plan in conjunction with the City Planning Department's Balboa Park Station Area Plan. 

X. Moscone Center Expansion Project: 

//// Manton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize acceptance of the proposal submitted by SACO SmartVision 
Corp. for the Moscone LED screen in the amount of $799,352. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed to prepare to prepare a Letter of Intent and 
to make payment to SACO SmartVision Corp. for an amount not to exceed $40,000 for 
the preparation of engineering and mechanical drawings. 

XL P.U.C. - Baker Street Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Discussion regarding use of Art Enrichment Funds to transform Baker Street Pump 

Station into an art exhibition space. 

Motion: Motion to approve or disapprove the proposed use of Art Enrichment Funds to 
transform the Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space. 

XII. Sunnydale Pump Station - Endangered Garden 

Susan Gray 
Progress report. 

XIII. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Jill Manton 

Preliminary Discussion regarding Artist Selection Procedures. 

XIV. New Business 
XV. Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 
Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



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Wednesday, January 24, 2001 

3:00 p.m. 
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AGENDA 

I. Consent 

A. Motion to approve the conceptual design proposal for a sidewalk artwork cast 
in colored concrete pavers created by youth and Urban Artworks, directed by 
artist Gary Carlos and Ali Vieira of St. Jolin's Educational Tliresholds Center, 
to be installed at 3090 16th Street at Valencia, contingent upon fmal design 
approval by staff. 

B. Motion to authorize a direct payment to The CAD Group for additional 
electronic layout design work of the two art curtain walls for the Muni Metro 
East Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility designed by the Artist Teani 
of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill m an amount not to exceed $1,800. 

C. Motion to modify Contract #CT280PUB4301 for the design of artwork for the 
Muni Metro East Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility with the Artist 
Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margiill to increase the expense budget 
from an amount not to exceed $1,000 to an amount not to exceed $7,500 to pay 
for an architectural consultant to review drawings and prepare specifications for 



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the art glass curtain wall units, and for Pulp Studios to prepare a to-scale art 
glass unit sample for a total new contract amount not to exceed $22,500. 

D. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of S 13,497.59 to Fiber Creations 
for illuminator upgrades on the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

E. Motion to accept and expend a $15,000 Urban Resources Partnership (URP) 
Grant for the Sunnydale Pumpstation/ Endangered Garden Public Art Project. 

F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with 
Atrhowe Fine Arts Services to extend the contract for the relocation of 
monuments to December 3 1 , 200 1 . 

G. Motion to accept and expend a grant fi-om Fieishhacker Foundation in the 
amount of S3, 500 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 

H. Motion to accept and expend a grant from Roselyne Swig in the amount of 

$3,500 and $24.71 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 
I. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift from the Nob Hill Foundation in the 

amount of S77,014 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park. 
J. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift fi-om the Nob Hill Foundation in the 

amount of S38,586 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park 
K. Motion to authorize the use of $4,000 in ai1 emichment money at St. Mary's 

Square for restoration and maintenance of monuments in St. Mary's Square. 
L. Motion to authorize the use of $2,780 in art enrichment money from the United 

Nations Plaza Improvement Project for repair of the fiber optic lighting system 

associated with the artwork Constellation at die New Main Library. 
M. Authorization to reserve for Muni art maintenance the (amount to he provided 

at meeting) in art enrichment generated by the Muni construction at the Presidio 

and Potrero Muni Facilities. 
N. Motion to approve final payment on Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000023, 

for fabrication of full scale mock-up and architectural modifications to the 

Airport transfer corridor. 
O. Motion to approve a m^odificalion to increase Contract #ENAR0 1000008 with 

Brown and Collins for the SF Ind. Airport artwork public relations services by 

$10,100 for catering services related to the artists' reception, for a total contract 

amount of $96,100. 

II Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve an installation show curated by Janine Antoni for the Arts • 

Commission Galleiy. 

Motion: Motion to approve the Soundworks show curated by Laura Brun of the Lab 
with artists Paul DeMarinis, Anthony Dicenza (SF), and Ann Bean (UK) for the Arts 
Cormiiission Gallery. 

III. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Jill M anion / Susan Gray 

Informational presentation of concept designs for the Juvenile Hall Replacement 

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Motion: Motion to approve modification of contract #ENARO 1000020-01 with Smash 
TV for design development of artworlcs for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility for 
an amount not to exceed $6,500 for a total contract amount not to exceed S2 1,500 for 
additional design services. 

rV. 911/OES Emergency Services Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report on the selection panel meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation of an artist for the 
91 1/OES Emergency Services Center and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract witli (Artist's name to he presented at meeting) for final design, 
fabrication and installation of an artwork for an amount not to exceed $3 1 ,000. 

V. Tenderloin Children's Playground 

Tonia Macneil 
Staff progress report. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase in the contract for artwork at the Tenderloin 
Childien's Playground with artist Ruth O'Day by $3,000, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $8,000. 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude gifts of $250 each firom John F. Thomas and 
Sarah J. Clark to increase artist Ruth O'Day's fee for creation of an artwork for the 
Tenderloin Children's Playground {Turlc/Hyde Playground). 

VI. Collections 

Dehra Lehane 

A. Sheriffs Facility 

Motion: Motion to transfer the sectional sofa created for the lobby of the 
Sheriffs facility to the property and responsibility of the Sheriffs Department. 

B. 911 Center 

Report on damage to the sculpture by Clifford Rainey located at the 911 Center. 

VII. Airport 

SiLsan Pontious 
Program updates 

Motion: Motion to approve payment to Richard Barnes in the amount of $571.99 for 2 
(8" X 10") prints and 5 (35 nmi) slide duplicates and usage fee for photographs of 
James Carpenter's "Four Sculptural Liglit Reflectors" at S.F. International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
Agreement with Lewis Watts for an amount not to exceed $1 5,000 for professional 
photography of artu'orks at San Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase to Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000046 for 



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fabrication and installation of an artwork at San Francisco International Aiiport by 
$460,000 to cover increased fabrication and installation costs. 

Motion: Motion to approve relocation of Gateway by Ik-Joong Kang in order to 
accommodate new restrooms in the Departures Lounge. 

VIII. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Rocket Science for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the construction and 
installation of four new easy maintenance illuminator enclosures and fiber guides for 
Constellation, an artwork by Nayland Blake at the new Main Library. 

IX. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/ Arts Master Plan 

Jill Manton / Kristen Zaremha 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the Ocean 
Avenue Arts Master Plan Project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter mto a contract with (name to he provided at meeting) for SI 5,000 to develop an 
Arts Master Plan in conjunction with the City Planning Department's Balboa Park 
Station Area Plan. 

X. Moscone Center Expansion Project: 

Jill Manton 
Staff report. 

Motion: Motion to authorize acceptance of the proposal submitted by SACO 
SmartVision Corp. for the Moscone LED screen in tlie amount of $799,352. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed to prepai'e to prepare a Letter of Intent 
and to make payment to SACO SmartVision Corp. for an amount not to exceed 
$40,000 for the preparation of engineering and mechanical drawings. 

XI. P.U.C. - Baker Street Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Discussion regarding use of Art Enrichment Funds to transform Baker Street Pump 

Station into an art exhibition space. 

Motion: Motion to approve or disapprove the proposed use of Art Enrichment Funds 
to transform the Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space. 

XII. Sunnydale Pump Station - Endangered Garden 

Susan Gray 
Progress report. 

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XIV. New Business 

XV Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Coiimiission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70. basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Sti'eet between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franldm Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, sei-ving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART; Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets 

For more infonnation on accessible n'ansit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Communit}' Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



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conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

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violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall: By mail to Clerk of the Board of 

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phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 

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office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415- 
252-2594. 

^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Dugald Stermer, Dede Wilsey. Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Denise Roth, 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Rupert Jenkins, Debra Lehane, Jill Manton, 
Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:15 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane informed the Commissioners 
that the amount in item G should be $3,000, rather than $3,500. 

A. Motion to approve the conceptual design proposal for a sidewalk artwork cast 
in colored concrete pavers created by youth and Urban Artworks, directed by 
artist Gary Carlos and Ali Vieira of St. John's Educational Thresholds Center, 
to be installed at 3090 16th Street at Valencia, contingent upon final design 
approval by staff 
2. Motion to authorize a direct payment to The CAD Group for additional 

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of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill in an amount not to exceed $1,800. 

3 . Motion to modify Contract #CT280PIJB4301 for the design of artwork for the 
Muni Metro East Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility with the Artist 
Team of Nobuho Nagasawa and Anita Margrill to increase the expense budget 
from an amount not to exceed $1,000 to an amount not to exceed $7,500 to pay 
for an architectural consultant to review drawings and prepare specifications for 
the art glass curtain wall units, and for Pulp Studios to prepare a to-scale art 
glass unit sample for a total new contract amount not to exceed $22,500. 

4. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $13,497.59 to Fiber Creations 
for illuminator upgrades on the Embarcadero Ribbon Sculpture. 

5. Motion to accept and expend a $15,000 Urban Resources Partnership (URP) 
Grant for the Sunny dale Pumpstation/ Endangered Garden Public Art Project. 

6. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with 
Atthowe Fine Arts Services to extend the contract for the relocation of 
monuments to December 31, 2001. 

7. Motion to accept and expend a grant from Fleishhacker Foundation in the 
amount of $3,000 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 

8. Motion to accept and expend a grant from Roselyne Swig in the amount of 
$3,500 and $24.71 for the Helen Ludwig Exhibition. 

9. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift from the Nob Hill Foundation in the 
amount of $77,014 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park. 

10. Motion to accept and expend a cash gift from the Nob Hill Foundation in the 
amount of $38,586 for the Fountain of the Turtles Project in Huntington Park 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the use of $4,000 in art enrichment money at St. Mary's 
Square for restoration and maintenance of monuments in St. Mary's Square. 

12. Motion to authorize the use of $2,780 in art enrichment money from the United 
Nations Plaza Improvement Project for repair of the fiber optic lighting system 
associated with the artwork Constellation at the New Main Library. 

13. Authorization to reserve for Muni art maintenance $5,400 in art enrichment 
generated by the Muni construction at the Presidio and Potrero Muni Facilities. 

14. Motion to approve final payment on Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000023, 
for fabrication of full scale mockup and architectural modifications to the 
Airport transfer corridor. 

1 5 . Motion to approve a modification to increase Contract #ENARO 1 000008 with 
Brown and Collins for the SF Intl. Airport artwork public relations services by 
$10,100 for catering services related to the artists' reception, for a total contract 
amount of $96, 100. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

2. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins provided a staff report on proposed exhibitions for 
the Arts Commission gallery. Mr. Jenkins presented a collaborative 'sound project' 
proposal as part of an international exchange between an organization in London, the 
Headlands Center for the Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) and the 
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery to run from May 9th until June 16, 2001. 
The Arts Commission Gallery component would include a sound and sculptural piece 
by Paul DeMarinis, communication and sound videos by British artist Anne Bean, 
and sound work by Anthony Dicenza, a CCAC graduate and Whitney Biennial 
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Commissioner Stermer asked how the staff proposed to balance all of the different 
sound works in the gallery space, to which Mr. Jenkins replied that the artists would 
all collaborate on the installation itself. 

Mr. Jenkins subsequently presented a proposal for an exhibition curated by artist 
Janine Antoni for October 2001. He explained that the Gallery exhibition committee 
proposed offering the gallery space for an independent curator to develop a site- 
specific exhibition. Ms. Antoni, who will be a visiting faculty member at the San 
Francisco Art Institute in March, would be paid a $500 honorarium to curate the 
show. 

Motion: Motion to approve an installation show curated by Janine Antoni for the Arts 
Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to approve the Sound works show curated by Laura Brun of the Lab 
with artists Paul DeMarinis, Anthony Dicenza (SF), and Ann Bean (UK) for the Arts 
Commission Gallery. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

3. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton and Public Art Project Manager Susan Gray 
provided a staff report on the Juvenile Hall Replacement Project by the artist team of 
Johanna Poethig, Zane Vella & Julio Moralez. Ms. Gray reported that staff and artists 
found the project to be quite complicated and challenging, and that all had determined 
that youth involvement in the art component would be best achieved through their 
experience and interaction with the artists, rather than in finished work created by 
youth. Ms. Gray also indicated that potential sites for art treatment now included a 
video installation with work developed by youth for the lobby, the lobby glazing, the 
high-stress 'visitation area' and the chapel. She added that the artists had initially 
proposed utilizing the internal television system, but that the art budget was not 
sufficient to cover the costs of the system infrastructure. 

Ms. Manton added that initially artists and staff had hoped to piggyback on the 
facility's system, and that they had struggled through a number of false starts on the 
project. 

Commissioner Guggenheim inquired whether the modification presented here was for 
the design contract only. Ms. Manton explained that the artists' design work involved 
development of the curriculum for the youth, and that the artists were being asked to 
do some work out of sequence from the original proposal, thus requiring a contract 
increase, and that the check would be released in in-house, to ensure that the work 
was completed before payment was made to the artists. 

Commissioner Stermer asked to be regularly informed about future progress on the 
project. 

Motion: Motion to approve modification of contract #ENARO 1000020-01 with Smash 
TV for design development of artworks for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility for 
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additional design services. 
Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

4. Tenderloin Children's Playground 

Public Art Project Manager Tonia Macneil provided a staff progress report on the 
Tenderloin Children's Playground at Turk and Hyde Streets. Ms. Macneil informed 
the Commissioners that the artist had completed her samples for the project, as well 
as workshops with between 30 and 40 children for the 100 foot tile project. She 
explained that the two motions presented were to increase the artist's contract to cover 
the increased scope of the project, as well as to accept the generous gift of the project 
architect and his partner, each of whom wished to contribute to the project. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he was very pleased with the artist's excellent 
work. 

Motion: Motion to approve an increase in the contract for artwork at the Tenderloin 
Children's Playground with artist Ruth O'Day by $3,000, for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $8,000. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude gifts of $250 each from John F. Thomas and 
Sarah J. Clark to increase artist Ruth O'Day's fee for creation of an artwork for the 
Tenderloin Children's Playground (Turk/Hyde Playground). 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

5. 911/OES Emergency Services Center 

Ms. Macneil subsequently provided a staff report on the selection panel meeting for 
the 91 1/OES Emergency Services Center Phase III public art project. The artwork is 
proposed for a plaza to be located on the east side of the 9 1 1 Center, where one 
building is to be removed. The Center staff wish to maintain an open space in the 
plaza, for community events and a staging area for potential disaster/emergency 
situations. Ms. Macneil explained that this is also the site where wires connecting the 
250,000 fireboxes around the city converge into a monitoring system built in 1915 
and resurrected after the modem system failed during the 1989 Loma Prieta 
earthquake. Two of the three artists proposals considered for selection focused on this 
pull box system. Ms. Macneil presented the proposal board by artist Sheila Ghidini. 
Ms. Ghidini's proposal would center on a map identifying all of the pull box 
locations, set into the plaza and composed of dyed concrete and stainless steel, as well 
as a single red firebox installed at the plaza site. 

Ms. Macneil explained that the panel liked the 'interactive, down to earth' feeling of 
this work, relative to the other proposals. She fiirther reported that she and the project 
architect were both concerned about durability and maintenance issues related to the 
proposed work, but that those issues would be further researched and addressed. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Guggenheim, Director of Cultural 
Affairs Richard Newirth confirmed that the project would be going to Civic Design 
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Commissioner Guggenheim further inquired whether the orientation of the proposal 
was accurate, and if concerns regarding skateboarders and other potential hazards had 
been addressed. Ms. Macneil confirmed that the project orientation would be rotated 
to align with the city's actual orientation, and that staff have a year to test materials 
and products before the project would be completed. Finally, Ms. Macneil informed 
the Committee members that the selection panel was also inclined to support the 
proposal by artist Michael Brown, which would complement Sheila Ghidini's work 
with a wall element incorporating materials from the demolished building. She 
indicated that she would bring the issue back to committee if additional funds could 
be identified. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation of an artist for the 
91 1/OES Emergency Services Center and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Sheila Ghidini for final design, fabrication and installation 
of an artwork for an amount not to exceed $31,000. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

6. Collections 

A. Sheriffs Facility 

Ms. Lehane introduced Eileen Hirst, Chief of Staff at the Sheriffs Facility, to 
the Commissioners. Ms. Lehane informed the committee members that the sofa 
at the building located on Bryant Street was suffering from wear and tear, and 
that a proposal had been made to transfer responsibility for the sofa, which is 
currently a part of the Civic Art Collection, so that the facility's staff could 
repair and maintain the sofa as needed. She further explained that the staff feel 
a great fondness for the piece, but that due to it's location in a public lobby 
which is open 24 hours a day, it needs to be recovered and restuffed. The Arts 
Commission budget for maintenance of the sofa is not sufficient, and the 
Sheriffs department is uncomfortable transferring the funds for repair to the 
Arts Commission, but they have volunteered to take on the responsibility 
directly. 

Mr. Newirth asked if the sofa needed to be deaccessioned from the Collection. 

Ms. Lehane confirmed that the sofa would be deaccessioned, and that it is 
considered a portion of an artwork, which includes the ceramic tile components 
in the lobby, and which would not be deaccessioned. She fiirther indicated that 
the motion presented would be sufficient, and that the artist still needed to be 
notified. 

Ms. Hirst confirmed that the Sheriffs Department is interested in working with 
the artist to select an alternative fabric. 

Public Art Project Manager Susan Pontious added that the artist had considered 
many types of fabric when she originally created the work, and would be open 
to discussion on the subject. 

Motion: Motion to transfer the sectional sofa created for the lobby of the 
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Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

2. 911 Center 

Ms. Lehane tabled her report on damage to the sculpture by Clifford Rainey 
located at the 91 1 Center until a future meeting, 

7. Airport 

Ms. Pontious provided program updates on the artwork for the new International 
Airport Terminal. She requested approval to pay two photographers for their services 
to document the new artworks, and explained that documentation of newly 
commissioned artwork is often haphazard and up to the artists, but that professional 
photography was required in this case for use in PR materials, on posters, and for 
high quality reproductions. 

In response to a comment from Commissioner Stermer that the $15,000 contract 
figure for Lewis Watts seemed very high, Ms. Pontious explained that professional 
photographers normally charge between $1,200 and $1,500 per day, and that Mr. 
Watts was also required to work in off-hours to gain access to the immigration areas 
and when there was less pedestrian traffic. 

In response to a question fi^om Commissioner Guggenheim, Ms. Pontious confirmed 
that the Arts Commission would retain all the rights to reuse of the images. 

Motion: Motion to approve payment to Richard Barnes in the amount of $571.99 for 2 
(8" X 10") prints and 5 (35 mm) slide duplicates and usage fee for photographs of 
James Carpenter's "Four Sculptural Light Reflectors" at S.F. International Airport. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
Agreement with Lewis Watts for an amount not to exceed $15,000 for professional 
photography of artworks at San Francisco International Airport. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Ms. Pontious informed the committee members that the following motion should be 
revised to a figure of $235,000- an increase to Vito Acconci's fabrication contract for 
his work at the airport. She explained that the installation was proceeding, some of it 
after midnight as the Airport was open for business during the day, and that there 
were some changes to the installation procedure, as the original contractor installed 
the conduit in the wrong location, making it necessary to cut through columns. She 
confirmed that the Airport was responsible for this mistake, and that the Arts 
Commission could be reimbursed for some of these costs, but that work needed to 
proceed now, and the need for reimbursement at a later date. Ms. Pontious concluded 
that the total project cost for Mr. Acconci's work would be $1.6 million, as was the 
cost for James Carpenter's work. 

In response to a question fi-om Commissioner Guggenheim, Ms. Pontious confirmed 
that this total project cost was sfill within the overall budget estimate for the Airport 
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Motion: Motion to approve an increase to Vito Acconci's contract #ENAR0000046 for 
fabrication and installation of an artwork at San Francisco International Airport by 
$235,000 to cover increased fabrication and installation costs. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Finally, Ms. Pontious reported that the Airport was proposing to move the artwork by 
Ik-Joong Kang in order to install more bathrooms in the International Terminal. Two 
possible solutions would be to construct entrances on either side of the artwork, 
making the area much more active, or to move the entire wall including the artwork 
forward while constructing the bathrooms behind the wall. 

Commissioner Guggenheim asked if there would be any risk to the artwork. Ms. 
Pontious replied that the artwork is on removable panels, although there would be 
some difficulty with moving them as they are screwed into the wall when they should 
have been clipped- and inadvertant mistake made by the artist. 

Ms. Lehane stated that she felt the Arts Commission should be refusing to move the 
work, and that she felt the Commission should request stronger assurances from the 
Airport regarding the work's relocation. 

Ms. Pontious stated that the Airport had assured the Arts Commission that they would 
accommodate the work, and suggested that the motion be modified to approve 
relocation of the work if absolutely necessary. 

Ms. Manton added that the Airport had not yet considered the cost implications of 
moving the work. 

Motion: Motion to approve relocation of Gateway by Ik-Joong Kang in order to 
accommodate new restrooms in the Departures Lounge if absolutely necessary. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Main Library 

Ms. Pontious reported that the SF Main Library staff had made a designated bequest 
to cover the costs associated with repair of the architectural design flaw in the 
Nayland Blake work at the library. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement 
with Rocket Science for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the construction and 
installation of four new easy maintenance illuminator enclosures and fiber guides for 
Constellation, an artwork by Nayland Blake at the new Main Library. 

Moved: Stermer/Wilsey 

Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/Arts Master Plan 

Ms. Manton reported that the Ocean Avenue discussion would be carried over until 
the following month, as the selection panel is scheduled to meet on February 7th to 
review a short list of candidates. She invited the Commissioners to join the panel 
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members and City Planning staff. 

The following motion was tabled. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the Ocean 
Avenue Arts Master Plan Project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with (name to be provided at meeting) for $15,000 to develop an 
Arts Master Plan in conjunction with the City Planning Department's Balboa Park 
Station Area Plan. 

10. Moscone Center Expansion Project: 

Ms. Manton provided a staff report on her trip to Montreal to inspect the work of 
SACO Smart Vision. She explained that SACO traditionally works with hospitals, 
nuclear power plants, sports stadiums and celebrity concerts, but that they want to 
work with the Arts Commission and are familiar with the artists' work. SACO's LED 
screens can be viewed in bright daylight, as they demonstrated to Ms. Manton in an 
outdoor space during her visit. Their product also has the best quality, color and 
resolution of all the companies considered, yet their estimate is also the lowest. In 
comparison to the $799,352 estimate from SACO in addition to a 10-year 
maintenance proposal of $32,000, Ms. Manton reported that Sony's estimate was 
$975,000 for a smaller screen and the Lighthouse estimate was $836,000 plus $3,000 
in maintenance per month for a 24-hour response maintenance contract. Ms. Manton 
further reported that she had checked SACO's references, and that they had a low 
maintenance rate and good referrals, from companies such as SMG- managers of the 
Convention Center- who purchased 4 SACO screens and have been very satisfied. 

Commissioner Guggenheim stated that he thought the staff had done wonderful work 
to identify this company for the project. 

Motion: Motion to authorize acceptance of the proposal submitted by SACO Smart 
Vision Corp. for the Moscone LED screen in the amount of $799,352. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed to prepare to prepare a Letter of Intent 
and to make payment to SACO Smart Vision Corp. for an amount not to exceed 
$40,000 for the preparation of engineering and mechanical drawings. 

Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

1 1 . P.U.C. - Baker Street Pump Station 

Ms. Manton reported that the discussion regarding use of Art Enrichment Funds to 
transform Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space would be delayed 
until the February meeting to accommodate a site tour of the station scheduled to take 
place at 1 :00 p.m. on the 28th, just prior to the Visual Arts Committee meeting. She 
added that attendees at that site visit would include Supervisor Newsom or an aide 
from his office, as well as representatives from the Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area, the General Manager of the SF Public Utilities Commission John Mullane and 
Civic Design Committee Members. She asked for at' least one Visual Arts Committee 
Member to attend, and Commissioner Stermer confirmed that he would be available 
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The following motion was tabled until a future date. 

Motion: Motion to approve or disapprove the proposed use of Art Enrichment Funds 

to transform the Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space. 

12. Sunnydale Pump Station - Endangered Garden 

Ms. Gray reported that she had secured another URP grant for the Endangered 
Garden project, but that she was still having problems with DPW Street Management, 
and that the DPW gardener was very heavy-handed. She further reported that the 
artist's design was being revised, as BCDC had rejected the proposal due to the 
Audobon Society's objections, which drew more people to the area and discouraged 
birds. The Marine Biologist who has been consulted for the project suggested creating 
bird perching pylons to attract birds. Ms. Gray concluded by stating that the new 
design was still in the schematic phase but that staff want support and approval from 
the environmental community before proceeding. 

13. New Business 

Mr. Newirth informed the Commissioners that a recommendation would be put 
forward at the next Executive Committee meeting regarding items which would no 
longer require Commission approval to proceed, such as direct payments to vendors 
for regular services, or start up payments to artists. All design-related decisions would 
still be brought to the Committee for review. 

14. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Ms. Manton stated that she would like to initiate a preliminary discussion regarding 
the artist selection procedures currently followed by the staff and Commission for 
pubhc art projects. She informed the Commissioners that staff have been trying to 
address this issue since Commissioner Stermer raised the question last summer, but 
have been unable to due to the cancellation of monthly meetings since September 
2000. 

Mr. Newirth added that he thought the discussion should take place over multiple 
meetings. 

Commissioner Stermer acknowledged that he initially raised the question, and that he 
realized the Committee may ultimately determine to retain the current process, but 
that he felt the issue deserved discussion and review. He stated that in an ideal 
situation the current process does work, and that he is respectful of the staffs 
qualifications and recommendations, but that he felt the panel voting process was 
sometimes abused by those panelists who skew their votes to favor a friend or prevent 
qualified artists from being selected, and that the arts community in San Francisco is 
very small, thus exacerbating the situation. 

Mr. Newirth stated that these issues are relevant to grants panels as well as the public 
art panels, suggesting that this should be an agency-wide policy discussion. He also 
noted that the grants panelists are required to complete conflict of interest 
questionnaires. He reminded the Commissioners that the evolution of the Public Art 
Program policy from the selection of freestanding artwork to integrated work 
involves greater cooperation from the client agency and project architects, and that 
sometimes it may be just as important to gamer other city departments' buy-in on a 
project. He suggested that the panel composition may need to be considered on a case 
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Commissioner Stermer commented that he felt Commissioners would be better 
qualified than independent arts professionals to consider all of these factors, and that 
staff should play a greater role in selecting and prescreening artists, leading to smaller 
pools of short-hsts of artists to be reviewed by Commissioners. 

Ms. Manton suggested that the selection criteria may need to be reconsidered, as 
some items such as artist qualifications should be predetermined by staff rather than 
subjectively ranked by the panel. 

Mr. Newirth added that the relationship between the Commission and staff on these 
policy issues has also evolved with each administration and the changing composition 
of the Commission. He further stated that the relationship between the staff and Arts 
Commissioners effects how other city department perceive and respond to the Arts 
Commission staff 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that she also thought the staff should be more involved 
in the artist selection prescreening process, and excused herself fi"om the meeting due 
to a previous commitment. 

Commissioner Guggenheim restated the issues raised so far, specifying that the key 
problems appeared to center on concerns of favoritism and conflict of interest in 
panelist votes, that Commissioners felt the staff should be more involved in 
prescreening to create smaller pools of qualified artists, and that the Commission 
needs to revisit or develop some type of Master Plan to address how to best develop 
the collection and commission good work. He also stated that he felt the 
Commissioners were just as likely as independent arts professionals to abuse the 
selection process. 

Staff and Commissioners discussed other possible changes or solutions to the process, 
including developing a program Master Plan; developing pools of qualified artists, 
whether the Commission could afford to bring in out of state panelists for local 
competitions; how the level of sophistication of the public art field limits the pool of 
quahfied artists or if smaller projects should be limited to emerging artists recruited 
through a mentoring program; whether more purchases of two-dimensional work 
should be considered for certain projects to accommodate other department's requests 
and to embrace more artists; whether assessment of the collection should be a 
separate discussion fi-om the selection panel process; how the Airport artwork Master 
Plan and selection process could be considered as a model for the program; the 
pressure to involve youth in projects and how to accommodate the panelists' 
inclinations to select the most 'charismatic' artists, whether or not they are best 
qualified; whether specific panels or simply pools of prospective panelists need to be 
approved by the Commission; and finally how limits on staff and Commissioners' 
time affect their ability to be more involved in the process. 

Staff and Commissioners agreed that the discussion should be continued, facilitated 
by an agenda of the issues that need to be addressed. 

15. Old Business 

16. Adjournment 



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As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 
Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 2/28/01 
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L Consent 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the contract 
with Eugene Daubs in an amount not to exceed $2,500, and to extend the 
contract to December 31, 2001 for the production of an additional bronze 
plaque of Henry Berman at the request of the administration for the San 
Francisco International Airport. 

Motion to approve application by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 
to the San Francisco Foundation for a grant of $20,000. 
Motion to approve application by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 
to the Potrero Nuevo Fund for a grant of $12,000. 



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II. P.U.C. - Baker Street Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

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Discussion regarding use of Art Enrichment Funds to transform Baker Street Pump 

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Motion: Motion to approve or disapprove the proposed use of Art Enrichment Funds to 
transform the Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space. 

III. TODCO Mosaic Sidewalk Art Project 

//// Manton 

Project proposal for a sidewalk installation at the Hotel Isabel, 1095 Mission Street. 

Motion: Motion to approve the mosaic sidewalk art project design proposed by the 
TODCO Development Company, created by artist Lillian Sizemore in collaboration 
with residents of the Hotel Isabel, 1095 Mission Street, for the sidewalk surrounding 
the property on Mission and 7th Streets. 
rV. Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 
Jill Manton / Susan Gray 
Juvenile Hall artwork program update. 

Motion: Motion to proceed with the proposed project parameters and to authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with the artist team of Johanna 
Poethig & Julio Moralez for art services including curriculum implementation and 
final design development for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility Public Art 
Project, for an amount not to exceed $ {amount to be provided at meeting). 

V. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/Arts Master Plan 

Jill Manton / Kris ten Zaremba 
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Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the Ocean 
Avenue Arts Master Plan Project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with Ann Chamberlain for $15,000 to develop an Arts Master 
Plan in conjunction with the City Planning Department's Balboa Park Station Area 
Plan. 

VI. Moscone- 3rd and Howard Haring Installation 

//// Manton 
Progress report. 

Motion: Motion to approve the installation of the Keith Haring sculpture Three 
Dancing Figures at 3rd and Howard Streets, and to authorize final payment to the 
Estate of Keith Haring for an amount not to exceed $124,000, pending resolution of 
final installation expenses and issues. 

VII. New Art Enrichment: City Office Building - 525 Golden Gate Avenue 

Jill Manton 

Staff report on proposed art enrichment program. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with development of the proposed art 
enrichment program for the new City Office Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue. 

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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Stanlee Gatti, Ralph Guggenheim, Dugald Stermer, Denise Roth ; Absent: Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Nancy Gonchar, Susan Gray, 
Rupert Jenkins, Michele Liapes, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, 
Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:15 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the contract 
with Eugene Daubs in an amount not to exceed $2,500, and to extend the 
contract to December 31, 2001 for the production of an additional bronze 
plaque of Henry Berman at the request of the administration for the San 
Francisco International Airport. 

2. Motion to approve application by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 
to the San Francisco Foundation for a grant of $20,000. 

3. Motion to approve application by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 
to the Potrero Nuevo Fund for a grant of $12,000. 

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Moved: Gatti/Stermer 

2. P.U.C. - Baker Street Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton referred the Committee members to the 
report prepared by Arts Commission staff on the proposed use of Art Enrichment 
funds to transform the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Baker Street Pump Station 
into an art exhibition space. She informed all parties present that Commissioners 
Gatti and Stermer, Civic Design Commissioner Rod Freebaim-Smith, Arts 
Commission Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins, Ms. Manton and Supervisor Newsom's 
aide, Mike Farrah, visited the site just prior to the Committee meeting. Ms. Manton 
reminded the Committee that Arts Commission Director of Cultural Affairs Richard 
Newirth previously made a recommendation against use of the funds for this purpose, 
and the PUC General Manager John Mullane was present to answer Commissioners' 
questions. 

Mr, Mullane approached the Committee to suggest that if they could agree 
'conceptually' to considering the use of art enrichment funds to upgrade the site for 
use as an arts space that the PUC would dedicate funds to a feasibility study to 
consider the costs of conversion of the building to a 'mini-museum' versus razing the 
structure. 

The Commissioners made no comment in response to Mr. Mullane. Commissioner 
Guggenheim called for public comment on the subject. 

Carol Prince, Deputy Director of the Golden Gate National Parks Association thanked 
the PUC and Paula Kehoe, with whom she has been working, for their contributions 
to renovation of the area. She asserted the need to continue to work together to ensure 
maximum public use of the space and to preserve the watershed, also noting 
neighborhood concerns regarding traffic, lighting, parking and obstruction of views. 

Patricia Vaughn, President of the Marina-Cow Hollow Neighbors and Merchants 
Association stated that the pump station's location is not convenient to parking, and 
that her organization felt the Recreation and Parks Dept., the National Park Service 
and the Presidio Trust do not communicate sufficiently with one another about their 
respective ventures. She stated that the PUC proposal to convert the Pump Station is 
not feasible, that the proposal should be taken before the City's Planning 
Commission, and asked why the PUC had not presented the proposal to the 
neighborhood representatives to date. 

Mr. Mullane responded to Ms. Vaughn's comments, stating that the PUC needed the 
Arts Commission's support to pursue a feasibility study before anything could be 
taken to neighborhood representatives. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he felt the proposed use of the facility was a good 
idea, but that the motion as presented needs to be more defined. He added that the 
building is in a great location, highly exposed to local and tourist pedestrian traffic; 
that there are no arts facilifies in the area; and that the Arts Commission should 
consider the opportunity to present art at a locadon removed from the Civic Center 
and downtown. He added that he did not initially like the idea of taking art 
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to use the funds at designated PUC sites outside the city this option should be 
considered. He concluded by stating that he could not vote on the motion presented as 
it was too broadly defined, but that any feasibility study should include costs for 
heating and plumbing, for bringing the facility up to code for exhibition of artwork, 
and estimated costs to maintain an arts space with Arts Commission staff over a 25- 
year period, as the Arts Commission does not have the funds to maintain an 
additional arts facility. He further stated that a feasibility study must be completed 
before any discussion with neighborhood groups could begin. 

Commissioner Stermer agreed that he could not vote to approve the motion as stated. 
He also agreed that while the Arts Commission was being presented with a unique 
offer of a preexisting building to be converted into an arts space, he also felt as a 
resident of San Francisco that the best solution might be to level the building and 
provide more open space along the water. 

Commissioner Roth stated that she lives in Cow Hollow, and as a resident of the 
neighborhood would love to see an arts space in the neighborhood, but that she did 
not see how the building could be transformed without a feasibility study and the 
dedication of sufficient fiinds. She also asked if staff had confirmed whether art 
enrichment funds could legally be used for building upgrades. 

Ms. Manton replied that the City Attorney had confirmed that the funds could be used 
for this purpose, although the Arts Commission has never used them in this manner, 
and thus the Commission would be making a policy decision which could impact 
future use of funds for other projects and departments. 

Commissioner Guggenheim asked whether the PUC would guarantee that they would 
go ahead with the project if the Arts Commission supported the motion. 

Mr. Mullane clarified that the PUC is asking for approval of the concept proposal 
only, before initiating a feasibility study. He also suggested that the Arts Commission 
has already used art enrichment funds for construction expenses, citing the 
Greenhouse project at the City Jail and the windows at the Hall of Justice. He further 
stated that the PUC is in the midst of developing a capital program for its pipeline 
projects with a budget that could exceed $3 billion. He acknowledged that he did not 
know whether these art enrichment fiinds could be used for staff salaries to maintain 
an arts facility. 

Mr. Newirth corrected Mr. Mullane's assertion that art enrichment funds had been 
used for construction or building upgrades, and clarified that the artist-designed 
windows at the Hall of Justice, for example, were actually an art component as 
proposed by the artist and integrated into the construction of a new building. He 
urged the Commissioners not to continue the discussion or consider approval of the 
motion if they were not comfortable with the idea of establishing a new policy for use 
of art enrichment monies for other department's facilities upgrades. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he would not object to use of the fiinds if one time 
only, not on an ongoing basis. He again reasserted that the feasibility study would 
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Mr. Mullane agreed with Commissioner Gatti, but added that the PUC would not be 
responsible for determining the cost to maintain the facility, just to upgrade it. He 
stated that the assessment of long term operation and programming costs would be 
more appropriately determined by the Arts Commission and would not be included in 
the feasibility study. He also agreed with Mr. Newirth's statement that the Arts 
Commissioners need to determine whether they feel comfortable with the use of Art 
Enrichment funds for this specific type of building upgrade. 

The Commissioners agreed not to approve the motion presented before them. And 
established a new motion to disapprove the use of the funds as proposed. 

Motion: Motion to disapprove the proposed use of Art Enrichment Funds to transform 
the Baker Street Pump Station into an art exhibition space. 
Moved: Gatti/Stermer 

PUC staff departed the meeting at this point. 

Commissioner Stermer added that he felt a feasibility study would be required before 
asking the Arts Commission to support a proposal of this sort if in the private sector, 
or under any other circumstances. 

TODCO Mosaic Sidewalk Art Project 

Ms. Manton reported on a mosaic tile project proposal for a sidewalk installation at 
the Hotel Isabel, 1095 Mission Street to be privately funded by TODCO, a non-profit 
housing corporation. The project will include mosaic tile designs generated by 
residents of the hotel in workshops, as interpreted by the project artist Lillian 
Sizemore, focused on the theme of 'home' and installed in the newly poured concrete 
sidewalk. Ms. Manton explained that while privately funded, the project was first 
presented at the staff Curatorial Committee meeting due to its proposed location on 
pubHc property. Staff were initially concerned with the number and placement of the 
tile elements, but were so impressed with the thorough presentation made by TODCO 
and Ms. Sizemore that they felt it was important to ensure that the Committee 
members are familiar with the project. Ms. Manton further explained that 
endorsement of the project by the Arts Commission would not guarantee its 
execution, as the project requires an encroachment permit from DPW as well as 
approval from the Planning Department. Finally, Ms. Manton introduced Ms. 
Sizemore to the Committee members, who was present to answer any questions they 
might have about the project. Ms. Sizemore elaborated on her process for working 
with the residents to integrate their poems and images into a cohesive design 
containing multiple elements, to be placed in a pattern on the sidewalks which would 
echo the locations of the original sidewalk's building-access panels. 

Commissioners Guggenheim and Stermer stated that they liked the project very 
much. 

Motion: Motion to approve the mosaic sidewalk art project design proposed by the 
TODCO Development Company, created by artist Lillian Sizemore in collaboration 
with residents of the Hotel Isabel, 1095 Mission Street, for the sidewalk surrounding 
the property on Mission and 7th Streets. 
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Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility 

Ms. Manton and Project Manager Susan Gray reported that the artists Johanna 
Poethig and JuHo Morales have made great progress with their concepts for the 
Juvenile Hall public art project. Ms. Gray presented architectural renderings of the 
facility to illustrate the artists' proposals to integrate their work into the building, and 
informed the Commissioners that the entire project exclusive of the art component 
had been reviewed by the Civic Design Committee. She reminded the Commissioners 
that the artists' original intentions were to impact the areas where the youth will 
reside, but ultimately they determined through discussions with facility staff that it 
would be better to focus on the more open pubHc areas. The specific elements to be 
addressed include: 

1 . A sandblasted design with text to be integrated into the glazing of the building 
exterior 

2. Color glazing with stencils on the soffit wall in back of the staff observation 
desk 

3. Relief stencils in the hallways featuring text generated through workshops with 
youth at the facility 

4. A video installation in the lobby with imagery to be generated by youth in a 
series of workshops conducted by the artist 

5. Coordination of projects and teaching with the facility's curriculum 

6. A light installation project in the chapel 

Treatments in the dayroom and hallways would incorporate natural, environmental 
themes of change and growth, incorporating plant images and text as an expression of 
the resident youth, as well as to soften the severe architectural elements in the 
hallways, for example. Ms. Gray explained that Arts Commission staff and the artists 
initially had hoped to incorporate exhibition elements in the hallways, but that the 
facility staff felt it was important to keep the youth moving through the area, rather 
than encouraging them to linger there. Ms. Manton added that the committee 
members were not being asked for approval on any designs at this time, but simply to 
give feedback on the artists' concepts. 

Ms. Gray introduced Julio Morales to the Committee members, and reported that the 
meeting with the facility's chaplain, Toni Dunbar, had been quite successful and that 
she was enthusiastic about Mr. Morales' proposal for that space. Mr. Morales 
presented slides of his work from a recent exhibition incorporating facial and hand 
gestures illuminated on vellum sheets creating a calming, luminous affect, and 
suggested a similar treatment for the new chapel. Ms. Gray added that the project 
architects also supported the idea of developing a similar design using a fiber optic 
system, set into the chapel walls, projecting imagery of hands which would be 
sandblasted onto translucent plexiglass or acrylic. 

Mr. Morales also described some of the video themes he was considering for the 
lobby, linked to the themes of nature and roots. Ms. Manton added that the facihty's 
school coordinator was very excited about this proposal as well. 

Commissioner Guggenheim commented that the proposals sounded great and that the 
project had advanced enormously. 

Motion: Motion to proceed with the proposed project parameters and to authorize the 
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Poethig & Julio Morales for art services including curriculum implementation and 
final design development for the Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility Public Art 
Project, for an amount not to exceed $ 52,383. 
Moved: Gatti / Roth 

5. Ocean Avenue Art Enrichment/Arts Master Plan 

Ms. Manton reported that the artist selection panel for the Ocean Avenue Arts Master 
Plan had convened on February 7th and selected artist Ann Chamberlain. She added 
that all the of the artists interviewed were very qualified and presented compelling 
approaches to their work, but that the panel determined that Ms. Chamberlain was 
best suited to working with the community. City Planning and ED AW, the urban 
design team under contract with the Planning Department. She concluded by 
reminding the Commissioners that the Arts Commission would use $15,000 of the 
funds generated by the MUNI K-Line project to contract with Ms. Chamberlain to 
develop an arts master plan rather than an artwork. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the Ocean 

Avenue Arts Master Plan Project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 

enter into a contract with Ann Chamberlain for $15,000 to develop an Arts Master 

Plan in conjunction with the City Planning Department's Balboa Park Station Area 

Plan. 

Moved: Gatti / Stermer 

6. Moscone- 3rd and Howard Haring Installation 

Ms. Manton reported that the fabricator for the Keith Haring sculpture at 3rd and 
Howard had come to San Francisco February 16th to perform some final touch-ups to 
the sculpture's painted surface and to replace bolts missing since installation. 
Unfortunately, it rained for almost the entire duration of his visit. The bolts were 
replaced, but the touch-ups must be redone. Apparently, the fabricator has asked 
Mark Sabatino, project installer, to perform this work on his behalf She added that 
the check for final payment to the Estate of Keith Haring would be released in-house 
pending final resolution of these issues, and that the Arts Commission was receiving 
uniformly great feedback on the sculpture. 

Commissioner Gatti added that the lighting greatly enhanced the sculpture. 
Commissioner Roth stated that she had received more positive comments fi-om the 
general public for this sculpture than any other work of the Commission. 
Commissioner Stermer added that the work was very accessible and appealed to a 
wide audience. 



Motion: Motion to approve the installation of the Keith Haring sculpture Three 
Dancing Figures at 3rd and Howard Streets, and to authorize final payment to the 
Estate of Keith Haring for an amount not to exceed $124,000, pending resolution of 
final installation expenses and issues. 
Moved: Roth / Gatti 

7. New Art Enrichment: City Office Building - 525 Golden Gate Avenue 

Ms. Manton reported on a new art enrichment opportunity generated by the 
construction of a new 14-story city office building. She explained that there would be 
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incorporated, but that she had the full support of the project manager, Edgar Lopez, to 
develop public art projects to be integrated into the design of the building. The 
building architects have not yet been selected. Finally, she proposed that the budget 
of approximately $1.1 million be broken into three integrated projects plus a set-aside 
of $100,000 to purchase two-dimensional artwork for the interior, as has often been 
advocated by the Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane. 

The Commissioners supported Ms. Manton's proposed project parameters. 

Motion: Motion to authorize staff to proceed with development of the proposed art 
enrichment program for the new City Office Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue. 
Moved: Roth / Stermer 

8. Old Business 

9. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4.25 p.m. 
Submitted by Kristen Zaremba, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 3/26/01 
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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 

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3:00 p.m. 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT, 



MAR 2 7 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van 
Ness Ave, ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producing electronic devices. 



^GENDA 

Consent 

1 . Motion to approve six poster designs by artist Maya Hayuk for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program to be exhibited in kiosks on Market Street from May 18 to August 16, 2001. 

2. Motion to approve an Artist Selection Panel pool for the 23rd and Treat New Park and 
Clubhouse art enrichment project in the Mission District to include Ann Chamberlain, Linda 
Fleming, Carmen Lomas Garza, Anita Margrill, Eduardo Pineda, Carolina Ponce De Leon, Isis 
Rodriguez, Rigo 01, and Valerie Soe 

3. Motion to approve the Artist Selection Panel for the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant 
Project: Jeff Brown, Kevin Chen, Nicole Freedman, Gary Flemming. 

4. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist Susan 
Cervantes at 401 Duboce at Church, funded by Neighborhood Beautification and Rebuilding 
Together, pending approval of any additional revisions by Public Art staff. 

5. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist Wm. Peter 
Collins at 1775 44th Avenue at Noriega, funded by Neighborhood Beautification and 
Rebuilding Together, pending approval of any additional revisions by Public Art staff. 

6. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist Rochelle 
Clark at Sherman Elementary School, funded by Neighborhood Beautification and Rebuilding 
Together, pending approval of any additional revisions by Public Art staff. 



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7. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist Estria at 399 
Tocoloma Avenue and Nueva, funded by Neighborhood Beautification and Rebuilding 
Together, pending approval of any additional revisions by Public Art staff. 

8. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a sculpture by Keith Haring, titled Untitled 
(Three Dancing Figures), 1989/2001, edition 2/3, painted metal, 120 x 144 x 216 " purchased 
for the Moscone Center by the San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program. 

9. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a sculptural bust by Don Cronin of Michael M. 
O'Shaughnessy, 2000, edition 2/5, bronze and granite, 66 x 20-3/4 x 20-3/4" a gift of the San 
Francisco Cork Sister City Committee. 

10. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with Robert F. 
Bailey for structural work on the Fountain of the Tortoises by increasing the contract by 
$5,000 for an amount not to exceed $18000 and to extend the contract to December 31, 2001. 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Mark 
Adams for producing a replacement tapestry titled Pond in Golden Gate Park for an amount 
not to exceed $25,000. 

12. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of $34,145 from the Nob Hill Association for the 
Fountain of the Tortoises project 

13. Motion to approve the removal and storage of the sculpture by METAL titled International 
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Memorial located at Mission and Stuart by 
Emerald Fund from summer 2001 to 2003 to accormnodate construction of the new Mission 
Stuart Hotel. The work will be replaced at the end of the construction in a location approved 
by the artists. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve additional artists for the Lab/London artist exchange exhibition, May- 
June 2001 

Motion: Motion to approve Cheryl Coon as exhibiting artist, July/August 2001 

m. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

Covarrubias Mural at the Ferry Building 

Discussion: Covarrubias Murals at the Ferry Building 

Motion: Motion to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Treasure Island Authority 
concerning the mural by Miguel Covarrubias originally from the 1939-40 Worlds Fair and then on 
display at the Ferry Building. The MOU concerns future placement and conservation of the murals. 

Report on other Collection activities. 

IV. Moscone Center Expansion Project: 

Jill Manton 

Update on Pending Contract with Saco Smartvision 

V. SFMOMA's "Accoustical Views of the Golden Gate Bridge" by Bill Fontana: 

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Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to enthusiastically endorse SFMOMA's " Accoustical Views of the Golden Gate 
Bridge", a media project by Bill Fontana. 

VI. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project: 

//// Manton and Nina Dunbar 

Report on the first meeting of the Art Advisory Committee for this project 

Vn. Public Art Program Selection Process: 

Jill Manton and Public Art Staff 

Continuing Discussion regarding Artist Selection Procedures. 

Vin. New Business 

EX. Old Business 

X. Adjournment 

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BILL F O N T A N 

2317 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 USA 
tel + 1 415 345-8655 fax •«- 1 415 345- 8656 

bfontana@resoundings.org , http:www.resoundings.org 



February 24, 2001 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Richard Newirth 
Director 

San Francisco Arts Commission MAR 2 7 2CC1 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Ste 240 oam 

San Francisco CA 941 02 SAN FRANC ISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Dear Mr. Newirth, 

I am writing you at the suggestion of Benjamin Weil, curator of Media Art at SFMOMA. 

I have been developing a media project of epic proportions for SFMOMA called: "Acoustical 
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge". A concept summary is enclosed. 

This artwork will use the Golden Gate Bridge as a live data source, with multiple sound sensors and 
video cameras feeding a large-scale installation at the museum, an interactive web site and other 
possible installation sites in San Francisco. 

I would be very interested if the city of San Francisco and the Arts Commission would participate in 
this project that will make a permanent media artwork from San Francisco's most famous icon. I am 
seeking the support of Arts Commission in one of two possible ways: an official endorsement of 
the project, that would make it easier for SFMOMA to secure other funding, and the second would 
be to buy into the project, by commissioning a permanent version of the work in a relevant public 
art site, such as renovated Ferry Building (as a percent for art). 

I have received unofficial verbal permission from the electrical superintendent of the Golden Gate 
Bridge, Robert Thiel (pending my formal submission of the project.) to permanently place sound 
and video retrieval equipment on the bridge. My positive relationship with the bridge stems from a 
large project I had realized for the SO*" anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1 987 (for 
SFMOMA) called "Sound Sculptures through the Golden Gate" (a copy of the Museum magazine 
article is included) which was a sound sculpture that was a live duet between the Golden Gate 
Bridge and the Farallon Islands. In that project I became very familiar with the bridge by placing 
microphones and 8 different parts of the bridge. This new idea is based on my previous 
experience and knowledge of the bridge, with new artistic ideas and communication 
technologies. 

In 1987, I was able to use extra copper telephone lines on the bridge to connect to analog 
broadcast audio circuits. Today, the bridge has multimode fiber which I can connect both audio 
and video equipment to via a state of the art muliiplexer/router. All of the sound and video can 
then be sent to SFMOMA via dark fiber. In addition to the Museum, the live audio/video data will 
feed a web site. It would be very interesting to create a version of this project in relation to 
renovation of the Ferry Building. 



The production cost of this installation is around $350,000 with annual maintenance cost of 
$72,000 -which is the annual charge from Metro Media Fiber Networks. Some of these costs, 
particularly the dark fiber transmission medium could be reduced in the near future by AT&T. 

Benjamin Weil said that we would make a presentation in March about the project. In the 
meantime, if you have any questions, please give me a call. 




Bill Fontana 



cc. Benjamin Weil, Media Arts Curator, SFMOMA 



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Wednesday,jMarch 28, 2001 

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Commissioners Present 

Stanlee Gatti, Ralph Guggenheim, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Denise Roth, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Susan Gray, Rupert Jenkins, 
Anna Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Michele Liapes, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, 
Susan Pontious. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:25 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

1. Motion to approve six poster designs by artist Maya Hayuk for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Program to be exhibited in kiosks on Market Street from May 1 8 to 
August 16, 2001. 

2. Motion to approve an Artist Selection Panel pool for the 23rd and Treat New Park 
and Clubhouse art enrichment project in the Mission District to include Ann 
Chamberlain, Linda Fleming, Carmen Lomas Garza, Anita Margrill, Eduardo 
Pineda, Carolina Ponce De Leon, Isis Rodriguez, Rigo 01, and Valerie Soe 

3. Motion to approve the Artist Selection Panel for the Southeast Water Pollution 
Control Plant Project: Jeff Brown, Kevin Chen, Nicole Freedman, Gary 
Flemming. 

4. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist 
Susan Cervantes at 401 Duboce at Church, funded by Neighborhood 
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revisions by Public Art staff. 

5. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist 
Wm. Peter Collins at 1775 44th Avenue at Noriega, funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification and Rebuilding Together, pending approval of any additional 
revisions by Public Art staff. 

6. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist 
Rochelle Clark at Sherman Elementary School, funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification and Rebuilding Together, pending approval of any additional 
revisions by Public Art staff. 

7. Motion to approve the mural design proposed by Rebuilding Together and artist 
Estria at 399 Tocoloma Avenue and Nueva, funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification and Rebuilding Together, pending approval of any additional 
revisions by Public Art staff. 

8. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a sculpture by Keith Haring, titled 
Untitled (Three Dancing Figures), 1989/2001, edition 2/3, painted metal, 120 x 
144 X 216 " purchased for the Moscone Center by the San Francisco Arts 
Commission Public Art Program. 

9. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection a sculptural bust by Don Cronin of 
Michael M. O'Shaughnessy, 2000, edition 2/5, bronze and granite, 66 x 20-3/4 x 
20-3/4" a gift of the San Francisco Cork Sister City Committee. 

10. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with 
Robert F. Bailey for structural work on the Fountain of the Tortoises by increasing 
the contract by $5,000 for an amount not to exceed $18000 and to extend the 
contract to December 31, 2001. 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
artist Mark Adams for producing a replacement tapestry titled Pond in Golden 
Gate Park for an amount not to exceed $25,000. 

. 12. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of $34,145 from the Nob Hill Association 
for the Fountain of the Tortoises project 
M. Motion to approve the removal and storage of the sculpture by METAL titled 
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Memorial located at 
Mission and Stuart by Emerald Fund from summer 2001 to 2003 to accommodate 
construction of the new Mission Stuart Hotel. The work will be replaced at the 
end of the construction in a location approved by the artists. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 

Moved: Guggenheim/Stermer , 

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Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that a pilot program funded by the Mayor's Office of 
Disability will enable selected shows in city hall to be accessible to sight impaired and blind people. 
Audio tours. Braille signage, and large-type handouts are being prepared in collaboration with the 
Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind. The MoD is granting $5,000 to the gallery for equipment and 
administrative support. Signage is now installed, and the audio tour will be available shortly. 

Mr. Jenkins also reported problems in lighting the City Hall exhibition spaces due to the ongoing 
energy crisis. He has negotiated with Gordon Bailey, building superintendent, to have full lighting in 
consolidated areas; other areas previously used will be lit by emergency lighting only, until the crisis 
is over. 

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included in tiie LabVLondon artists exchange exhibition. Rona Lee, a London artist, created a 
continuous loop video entitled "Above and Below". Gayle Wight, a graduate of the San Francisco 
Art Institute and the fourth artist selected to participate in the LabVLondon exhibition, created an 
installation entided "Spike" that deals with landmarks in neurological research. 

Mr. Jenkins proposed Cheryl Coon, former San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery manager, to be 
the artist accompanying the upcoming exhibition of Djerrasi artist pages (previously approved). Mr. 
Jenkins noted that Ms. Coon is taking part in the Djerassi residency program this spring, and will 
show works to be made during her residency as well as previously made pieces. 

Motion: Motion to approve additional artists for the Lab/London artist exchange exhibition, May- 
June 2001 
Moved: Guggenheim/Gatti 

Motion: Motion to approve Cheryl Coon as exhibiting artist, July/August 2001 
Moved: Guggenheim/Gatti 

n. Collections 

Covarrubias Mural at the Ferry Building 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane reported on the status of five murals created by 
Miguel Covarrubias for the 1939-40 Worlds Fair which were subsequently on display at the Ferry 
Building. The Ferry Building is being remodeled so the murals will need to be removed. Ms. Lehane 
reported that the Port passed a motion to transfer the murals to the Treasure Island Authority where 
they will be incorporated into a new building. The Port and the Treasure Island Authority have 
requested the expertise of the Arts Commission to be an ongoing advisor on the transfer, installation, 
and conservation of the murals. Ms. Lehane has agreed to work with both agencies to transfer the 
murals and she will return to the Committee with a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding for 
the placement and conservation of these murals. 

Joan Rummelsburg, Director of Special Projects for the Treasure Island Authority, reported that her 
agency is excited to get the murals back to where they were first exhibited. Until the new building is 
constructed, the murals will be stored in an environment where temperature and access is controlled 
and humidity monitored. The Treasure Island Authority is seriously committed to providing the 
structure to publicly exhibit the murals as soon as possible. 

Commissioner Guggenheim asked what exactly would be included in the Memorandum of 
Understanding. Ms. Lehane explained that while only preliminary, the Memorandum of 
Understanding would include grant writing, advising on installation, storage, conservation, and 
exhibition. As response to a question proposed by Commissioner Stermer, Ms. Lehane assured the 
Committee that her role would indeed be to advise and not to do. 

Commissioner Gatti asked if the murals would be put in Building One. Ms. Lehane didn't think that 
the murals could be put back in that building because it is currently closed to the public for seismic 
retrofit, not coded for ADA , and there aren't any public shows there. The architects are designing the 
proposed new building with the murals in mind. Ms. Lehane will advise that the murals be kept 
together when finally on public display. 

Motion: Motion to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Treasure Island Authority 
concerning the mural by Miguel Covarrubias originally from the 1939-40 Worlds Fair and then on 
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Moved: Guggenheim/Stermer 

Report on other Collection activities. 

Ms. Lehane asked the commissioners for tiieir strong feelings regarding a memorial to be installed by 
the Swords to Plowshares organization in Justin Herman Plaza. The organization has asked the Arts 
Commission for its input and approval on the memorial which consists of a bronze plaque 
commemorating the names of all San Franciscans who fell in the Vietnam War. Ms. Lehane pointed 
out that this would be the only permanent memorial in this city dedicated to San Franciscans who fell 
during the Vietnam war. Ms. Lehane said that she would like to see the memorial in a different 
location within the city because the current proposed location lacks sufficient seating, visibility, and 
a quiet place for people to come and reflect. Swords to Plowshares would like to install and dedicate 
the memorial on Memorial Day 2001. Ms. Lehane has suggested to them that more time is required 
and that Veteran's Day 2001 would be more realistic. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, suggested that if the memorial consists only of a 
plaque with text, that the Arts Commission could take a neutral stand and not approve or disapprove 
the monument. Commissioner Stermer commented that the organization was not doing an adequate 
job memorializing the veterans by only installing a plaque. Commissioner Gatti said that he is not 
opposed to putting the memorial in Justin Herman Plaza, but he believes that the Arts Commission 
should not endorse the memorial since it is only text. Commissioner Stermer agreed with 
Commissioner Gatti on this matter. 

Ms. Lehane concluded her report by mentioning that the Arts Commission is doing a favor for the 
Department of Public Works by providing consultation in the removal and restoration of the Doggie 
Diner dog head currently on display by the zoo. The restored doggie head will be re-installed in the 
same vicinity. 

in. Moscone Center Expansion Project: 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton provided a staff report on the pending contract with SACO 
Smartvision to manufacture the LED screens for the Moscone Center Expansion Project. Ms. Manton 
stated that the SACO screen was the best she had seen and according to their client base, their 
service record is commendable. She reported that she had recently received a letter from SACO 
informing her of their recent declaration of Chapter 11 to reorganize their payments to their debtors. 
In her previous research, Ms. Manton had noted that SACO carried a $20 million debt and had been 
told by SACO that this was soon to be taken care of by the infusion of $20 million capital from a 
private equity investment firm. Apparently, SACO called off the deal and has decided to pursue 
repayment of their debt by declaring Chapter 1 1 . Ms. Manton stated that she will hold off entering 
into contract until later this year in light of the fact that the screen is not scheduled to be installed 
until November 2002 and that only six months is needed for manufacture and shipping. If and when 
the Arts Commission finally enters into contract with SACO, Ms. Manton will make certain that they 
are bonded and will obtain a maintenance contract as well. 

Ms. Manton asked the Commissioners if they had any experience with Chapter 1 1 status. 
Commissioner Guggenheim said that it was never a good idea to enter into contract with a company 
in a fragile financial state. He also suggested that Ms. Manton contact past Saco Smartvision 
customers for their experiences with the company. Ms. Manton agreed that she would follow up on 
Commissioner Guggenheim's suggestion. Commissioner Gatti agreed with Commissioner 
Guggenheim's suggestion. 

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Explanatory Document: Artist proposal attached 

Ms. Manton informed the Commission that sound artist Bill Fontana and Benjamin Weil, Media 
Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, have requested that the Arts Commission 
endorse and co-sponsor the "Acoustical Views of the Golden Gate Bridge" by Bill Fontana. The 
project will be a permanent sound and video retrieval installation on the bridge. There will also be an 
installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and it will be featured on SFMOMA's 
website. If the Arts Commission endorses and co-sponsors the project, PacBell will charge a gready 
discounted rate for the fiber optic cable and phone lines needed for this project. Endorsing the 
project will cost the Arts Commission nothing, involve little work or no work on our part, and the 
Arts Commission will be credited in promotional materials prepared by the musuem. Commissioners 
Guggenheim and Gatti thought it would be a good idea for the Arts Commission to endorse the 
project. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to co-sponsor SFMOMA's "Acoustical Views of the Golden Gate Bridge", a media 
project by Bill Fontana. 

V. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project: 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported that the first meeting of the Art Advisory Committee for the 
Fillmore Bridge project was initially believed to be a success. The Advisory Committee consisted of 
members from Japantown and the African American communities. People spoke freely and were 
complimentary of the proposed artwork by Mildred Howard and poem by Quincey Troope. However, 
at this meeting some people expressed concern over some of the words contained in the poem that 
they believed to have either a stereotypical or overly generalized reflection of the community. Ms. 
Dunbar said that it was decided at that meeting that the Advisory Committee would provide Mr. 
Troupe with a suggested list of alternative words to be used in a revision of the original poem. 

Ms. Manton reported that several days after the first community meeting, the project suddenly turned 
into a situation of cultural politics. The project was presented and discussed at the Environment and 
Safety subcommittee of the Japantown Task Force at the request of that committee's chair. Negative 
- views, which were not voiced at the first meeting, surfaced from several members who were in 

f attendance. These comments were recorded by Ms. Dunbar, who attended the meeting, and 

transmitted the views to the artists. 

Commissioner Gatti asked whether or not the artist selection process passed through all of the correct 
channels in this case. Ms. Manton answered affirmatively in response to Commissioner Gatti's 

(question. In response to a question having to do with how much of a role the community plays in this 
project, Ms. Manton said that the Arts Commission and the Redevelopment Agency would ultimately 
be responsible for the final approval of the project design. 

VI. Public Art Program Selection Process: 

Explanatory Document: Artist Selection Process attached 

Ms. Manton announced that this topic would be discussed at the next several Visual Arts Committee 
meetings, allowing for an engaging dialog between staff and Commissioners. At today's meeting, she 
stated her intent to thoroughly acquaint the Commissioners with the various steps and processes 
involved in artist selection. Public Art Project Manager Susan Pontious walked the Commissioners 
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various participants in that process. The Commissioners were pleased with the thoroughness of Ms. 
Pontious's comprehensive report. 

After review of the document, the discussion returned to the role of the community in the artist 
selection process. Commissioner Gatti asked how the staff determined the project constituents. Ms. 
Manton explained that this can be difficult to distinguish in a neighborhood like the airport where 
there is no distinct constituency, and problems often arise in neighborhoods consisting of different 
constituencies where the artwork can potentially become an outlet for pre-existing anger or 
frustration with the larger project of which the art is only a small part. It has been the experience of 
the Public Art staff that in neighborhoods with one clear constituency, community involvement can 
ultimately lead to the success of a project. Mr. Newirth suggested that project managers should only 
do outreach in communities with clearly defined constituencies, and avoid spending too much time 
in communties where there is pre-existing tension and and division among the constituency. Mr. 
Newirth also suggested that the commision should certainly take into account the input of the 
community, but that ultimately, the artist selection panel will select the artist and that the Arts 
Commission will approve the final design. 

Ms. Manton said that the following meetings would focus on issues raised by Commissioner Stermer 
at the February 2001 Visual Arts Committee meeting. These issues include: 

o Lack of objectivity on the part of the panelists 

° Evaluation of Selection Criteria 

o Scoring methodology and voting protocol 

Vn. Old Business 
Vni. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 4/19/01 
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I. Consent 

1. Motion to close contract # CT288PUB1312 with Robert Catalusci and to expend an amount 
not to exceed $600 for photography of artwork at Muni Ways and Structures Maintenance 
Facility. 

2. Motion to modify contract #CT288PUB1310 with Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center to provide 
that the artists shall: 

a. install the artwork and sealer for the Muni Otis Street Sidewalk Extension 

b. warrant the Otis Street artwork for three years 

c. be reimbursed for the cost of the installation up to $5,000 and retain the amount of $10,000 
already paid 

d. retain ownership of the artworks intended for the Muni 24th Street Sidewalk Extension. 

3. Motion to approve the sidewalk design by Urban Artworks to be installed at 3090 16th Street 
at Valencia, funded by Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr., Miranda Lux, and Louise Rosenberg. 

4. Motion to approve the two proposed mural designs by the Mural Resource Center and lead 
artist Heidi Hardin at Anna Waden Library, 3rd & Revere Streets, and at the Bayview Opera 
House, 4705 3rd Street, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

5. Motion to approve payment of $1,150 to Sarver construction for Art Ribbon repairs. 

6. Motion to approve payment to Glass Block Designs for ah Ribbon repairs (amount to be 



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provided at the meeting). 

7. Approve payment of $2700 to Mark Brest Van Kempen for GGPP. 

8. Motion to approve spending of up to $5,000 for exhibition costs and $1,000 total curator 
honoraria for upcoming installation project (September/October 2001). Curators: Mark Dion 
and Toby Kamps 

9. Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Ed Kashi for printing and unlimited use of 
Writers Corps photographs for exhibition purposes. 

10. Motion to approve payment of $1500 to Brian Lease for maintenance of Endangered Garden 
environmental artwork at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

1 1 . Motion to approve the panel pool of Julio Morales, Andrew Maloney, Mildred Howard, 
Eduardo Peneda, and Julie Kavanaugh for the Visitation Valley Club House Public Art Project 
and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each panelist honorariums of up to 
$130 for attending two half-day meetings for the project. 

12. Motion to approve final payment to Ruth O'Day for completion of all work on Contract 
#ENARO 1000035 for Fabrication, Transportation and Installation of Ceramic Tile Artwork 
and Stucco surround at the Turk/Hyde Community Playground. 

13. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Dustin 
Shuler for the repair of his sculptural relief piece titled Spider Pelt for an amount not to exceed 
$15,000. 

14. Motion to approve the installation of a Vietnam War Veterans Memorial plaque in Justin 
Herman Plaza by the organization Swords to Plowshares. 

15. Payment of $2700 to Jeffrey G. Locke, Trustee for Fireform Porcelain, Inc. for repairs to the 
San Francisco Interpretive and Historic Signage Project. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff Report 

in. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

IV. North Beach Parking Garage 

Tonia MacNeil 

Presentation of final design and comments from community meeting. 

Motion: Motion to approve final design of artwork for the North Beach Parking Garage. 

V. Art Ribbon Maintenance and Repair 

Susan Gray/Jill Manton 
Staff Report 

VI. Sunnydale Pump Station ADA Modiflcations 

Susan Gray 
Staff Report 

Vn. Moscone Interior Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Report on the Fire Department's new ruling on the sculpture's compliance with the Moscone Center 

Expansion Project's Fire Safety Program. 

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Susan Gray 

Presentation of designs in progress. 

Motion: Motion to approve final design for the hallway stencil. 

EX. New Projects: Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 
Staff Report 

X. Various Project Updates 

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Moccasin, North Beach Pool, Martin Luther King Pool, Islais Creek 

XI. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Jill Manton and Public Art Stajf 

Continuing Discussion regarding Artist Selection Procedures 
Xn. New Business 

Xm. Old Business 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Denise Roth, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Susan Gray, Rupert Jenkins, 
Anna Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Michele Liapes, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, 
Susan Pontious. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:10 p.m. 

L Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to close contract # CT288PUB1312 with Robert Catalusci and to expend 
an amount not to exceed $600 for photography of artwork at Muni Ways and 
Structures Maintenance Facility. 

B. Motion to modify contract #CT288PUB1310 with Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center 
to provide that the artists shall: 

a. install the artwork and sealer for the Muni Otis Street Sidewalk Extension 

b. warrant the Otis Street artwork for three years 

c. be reimbursed for the cost of the installation up to $5,000 and retain the amount 
of $10,000 already paid 

d. retain ownership of the artworks intended for the Muni 24th Street Sidewalk 
Extension. 

C. Motion to approve the sidewalk design by Urban Artworks to be installed at 3090 
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Louise Rosenberg. 

D. Motion to approve the two proposed mural designs by the Mural Resource Center 
and lead artist Heidi Hardin at Anna Waden Library, 3rd & Revere Streets, and at 
the Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, funded by Neighborhood 
Beautification. 

E. Motion to approve payment of $1,150 to Sarver construction for Art Ribbon 
repairs. 

F. Approve payment of $2700 to Mark Brest Van Kempen for GGPP. 

G. Motion to approve spending of up to $5,000 for exhibition costs and $1,000 total 
curator honoraria for upcoming installation project (September/October 2001). 
Curators: Mark Dion and Toby Kamps 

H. Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Ed Kashi for printing and 

unlimited use of Writers Corps photographs for exhibition purposes. 
L Motion to approve payment of $1500 to Brian Lease for maintenance of 

Endangered Garden environmental artwork at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 
J. Motion to approve the panel pool of Julio Morales, Andrew Maloney, Mildred 

Howard, Eduardo Peneda, and Julie Kavanaugh for the Visitation Valley Club 

House Public Art Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay 

each panelist honorariums of up to $130 for attending two half-day meetings for 

the project. 
K. Motion to approve final payment to Ruth O'Day for completion of all work on 

Contract #ENAR01000035 for Fabrication, Transportation and Installation of 

Ceramic Tile Artwork and Stucco surround at the Turk/Hyde Community 

Playground. 
L. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 

artist Dustin Shuler for the repair of his sculptural relief piece titled Spider Pelt 

for an amount not to exceed $15,000. 
M. Motion to approve the installation of a Vietnam War Veterans Memorial plaque in 

Justin Herman Plaza by the organization Swords to Plowshares. 
N. Payment of $2700 to Jeffrey G. Locke, Trustee for Fireform Porcelain, Inc. for 

repairs to the San Francisco Interpretive and Historic Signage Project. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Roth/Stermer 

I. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported on a new format for gallery exhibition announcement cards. 
The Art in City Hall program will have its own announcement cards that will match the new design 
format. 

Receptions for two exhibitions were announced. One at City Hall, for "Lucky Stories", a slide 
registry show curated by Natasha Garcia-Lomas, and "The Millennium Monument" by AUyson Levy, 
will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2001. The other, at the SFAC Gallery on May 1 1 , 2001 , is for 
the Gateway Project, a collaboration with the LAB Gallery. 

n. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane reported that the Fountain of the Tortoises 
project should be completed by June 2001. 

Commissioner Roth asked when the statues of Juan Bautista de Anza and King Carlos would be 
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Commissioners should feel free to pursue this matter, but that Mr. Newirth did not think it to be the 
right time to bring this matter back to the Board of Supervisors. 

Ms. Lehane reported that the widow of Jerry Garcia has been in touch with the Department of 
Recreation and Parks. Together they would like to create a memorial for Jerry Garcia at the lily pond 
behind the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Mr. Newirth reminded the Commissioners 
and staff members that this project will also require the approval of the Board of Supervisors. 

in. North Beach Parking Garage 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil reported that construction of the garage is about half-complete. Ms. 
Macneil briefed the Commission on a community meeting that occurred on April 18, 2001 where the 
details of the artwork final design were presented. At this meeting, some concerns surfaced regarding 
the idea that the fortunes are racist, how the artwork would actually look on the wall, and the fact 
that some of the community members were not alerted about the project prior to construction. 
Incidentally, the community representatives from Chinatown who were present at that meeting didn't 
see any problems with the fortunes. Ms. Macneil introduced Jon Rubin, a member of the artist team, 
to describe the current state of the artwork. Mr. Rubin gave a brief description of how the artists 
worked with community members to learn the history of the neighborhood and attain photographs of 
residents to be used in the artwork. Mr. Rubin displayed the fortunes and photographs, which will be 
featured in the artwork. In response to concerns expressed by Commissioner Guggenheim over the 
diverse tonal range of the photos, Mr. Rubin explained that he will attempt to make the tonal range 
more similar, but difference in tone also gives the viewer a sense of the time or era of the actual 
photograph. Commissioner Stermer asked to view the cropped and toned photographs as they will be 
placed on the site one final time before fabrication goes forward. 

Helen Kwan, a member of the Chinatown Community Development Center, testified that she was 
pleased with the North Beach Parking Garage art enrichment project, the outreach effort, and the 
diverse representation of community members in the photographs. 

Motion: Motion to approve final design of artwork for the North Beach Parking Garage. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

IV. Art Ribbon Maintenance and Repair 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that to date, there have been 
insurmountable problems with the ribbon project. The principle problems are that the concrete is 
porous and cracks, leading to a problem with water penetration into the light cavity. The sealant in 
spite of numerous tests over the past several years, eventually fails with the ongoing pressure exerted 
by cars driving over it. The lighting cavities have filled with soot, oil, mildew, or mold which 
subsequently obscure the fiber optic cable. Ms. Manton pointed out that the project design was an 
invention, something that hadn't been done before. Given the unavoidable problems with the project, 
staff recommends removing some of the raised elements of the ribbon which are repeatedly being 
destroyed by constantly driving into them. In addition, staff recommends redesign of the driveway 
areas because they are impossible to maintain. However, since the artists did not waive their rights in 
the original contract, there are laws protecting the integrity of the artwork. Despite the lack of this 
waiver. City Attorney Miriam Stombler believes that the city may have the right to make design 
modifications in response to the documented problems of this project. If Ms. Stombler confirms that 
the city can proceed with design modifications, Ms. Manton will work with the designers and the 
project architect to devise a solution to the current design flaws. Ms. Manton will return to the Visual 
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Project Manager Susan Gray provided a progress report on the ADA modifications to Patricia 
Johansen's Endangered Garden project at the Sunnydale Pump Station. The steps towards ADA 
compHance at the Endangered Garden undertaken by the PUG and the Arts Commission included 
identifying locations and finalizing designs for: ADA parking, ADA signage, ADA path of travel 
between parking and artwork, and creating ADA access along the 'snake' promenade. The proposed 
modifications are acceptable to all parties involved including Richard Skaff of the Mayor's Disability 
Office, PUC, and the artist. 

VL Moscone Interior Art Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported that although the Fire Department initially rejected the Shum 
Shu Gordon proposal of using clear flame retardant on their tree sculpture in the new Moscone 
Expansion Project, they recently revisited their decision and decided to accept the original proposal. 
This decision will result in the elimination of the cement shell that the artists were proposing as an 
alternative solution to meet the fire code standards of the building. The Fire Department's 
acceptance, as documented in a letter dated April 11, 2001 was contingent on further testing of the 
flame retardant on Redwood and the submittal of a maintenance schedule for re-applying the 
retardant in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

Vn. Juvenile Hall Artworks 

Project Manager Susan Gray presented a progress report on the Juvenile Hall Replacement project 
artworks. She explained that the artist team of Johanna Poething and Julio Morales have proposed 
artworks for the chapel, dayrooms, hallways and lobby glazing and that each artwork aims to 
reinforce themes of connectivity, community, growth, positive change and renewal. The artwork for 
the Chapel will be installed on a curved wall located on the northern wall, adjacent to the entrance. 
The artwork includes a series of six Plexiglas images, which depict a series of hands that appear to 
hold luminous globes. The images will be illuminated by fiber optic cable. The imagery will be 
generated by workshops with youth at the facility. 

Ms. Gray explained that the wooden soffits located above each counselor workstation would be 
painted by the artists and then stenciled with a leaf motif. Each soffit would receive a different color 
scheme, which would help establish an identity for each dayroom. She noted that the artists would 
avoid using red and blue as they signify gang colors. 

Finally, Ms. Gray presented the hallway stencil design to the Committee for approval. The stenciled 
areas will occur around select entrances to the housing units and will feature raised images of plant/ 
organic forms and integrated text generated by workshops with youth at the facility. Imagery will be 
located under skylights and will create a series of changing shadows as the sun passes over the 
facility. 

In response to a question by Comumissioner Stermer, Ms. Gray answered that staff members at 
Juvenile Hall will review the text and fonts to be used in the artwork in order to avoid any 
associations to tagging. Ms. Gray also assured the Committee that all the artwork had been designed 
to require minimal maintenance and are located in areas where they are less likely to be damaged. 

Motion: Motion to approve final design for the hallway stencil. 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

Vm. New Projects: Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reported on the proposed demolition and reconstruction of Laguna 
Honda Hospital. The estimated art enrichment budget is $4 million. Because a large majority of the 
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discussed with Larry Funk, Hospital Director, how art could be used as an aid to way finding. Some 
preliminary ideas include artwork that stimulates the senses, a wander garden to provide a safe place 
for Alzheimer's patients, and artwork that highlights the rich 100 year history of the hospital. Ms. 
Pontious reported that the five existing murals will be cleaned, conserved, and included in the overall 
art enrichment plan for the hospital. 

IX. Various Project Updates 

Ms. Dunbar provided an update on various Public Art projects that have been on hold for some time. 
She reported that the Martin Luther King pool project is now finally moving forward after a year and 
a half delay due to contractor-related problems. The bidding for the Moccasin project came in over 
budget last fall resulting in a 2 year delay for that artwork. Ms. Dunbar noted that fortunately, the 
artist under contract for Moccasin, agreed to extend his agreement with the City without asking for 
additional compensation. She reported that the North Beach Pool project was also delayed last 
October when the community protested Rec and Park's renovation design. The project has gone back 
to redesign and does not have a new start-date. Ms. Dunbar concluded her update with a reminder 
that the final community meeting for the Fillmore Bridge project will be held on April 30, 2001 and 
that a report on the artist's completed design will be presented at the next VAC meeting. 
Project Manager Tonia Macneil announced that there will be a dedication on April 27, 2001 for the 
newly completed playground at Turk and Hyde in the Tenderloin district. 

Ms. Manton reported on the upcoming application deadlines for the Southeast Water Control Plant, 
Treat Street playground, and the Community Clubhouse in Visitacion Valley. Ms. Manton also stated 
that the RPQ for the new city office building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue will be available soon. 

X. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Ms. Manton announced that Public Art Staff had not prepared a formal report regarding artist 
selection process for this meeting, but would for the next meeting. Commissioner Stermer said how 
pleased he was with the progress made at the previous meeting, but expressed his remaining concern 
regarding voting standards. Mr. Newirth suggested that there should be a discussion regarding this 
topic agency-wide. Ms. Pontious suggested disregarding the highest and lowest scores, or requiring 
jurors to defend their choice of artists verbally. In closing, Ms. Manton said that Public Art staff 
would discuss these ideas in depth and return with a report at the next meeting. 

XI. New Business 

Xn. Old Business 

XrH. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van 
Ness Ave, Ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producing electronic devices. 



X. AGENDA 



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Motion to approve the proposed mural design by the Mural Resource Center and lead artists 
Jason Gilmore and Katie Gilmartin at The Janice Mirikitani Glide Family Youth and Childcare 
Center at 434 Ellis Street, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

2. Motion to enter into an agreement with Pepe Ozan for an amount not to exceed $10,000 for 
final design, engineering, fabrication and transportation of a sculpture for the Cesar Chavez 
Bicycle Overpass. 

3. Motion to make payment of $2,400 to Christopher Stinehour for sand-blasting a poem into 
concrete flooring for Seyed Alavi's public art project at the Richmond Recreation Center. 

4. Motion to approve any of the following individuals as guest jurors for the art enrichment 
selection panel for the new City Office Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue: Timothy 
Burgard, Connie Lewallen, Lewis deSoto, Leonard Hunter, Su Chen Hung, Mildred Howard, 
Carmen Lomas Garza. 

5. Motion to approve glazing and hallway designs for the Juvenile Hall Replacement project. 

6. Motion to approve payments of $500 honoraria to finalists Horace Washington, Mark Best van 
Kempen and Victor Mario Zaballa to develop proposals for the SEWPCP plant project. 

7. Motion to approve payment of $1200 to E-Con Solutions for Ribbon repairs. 

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9. Motion to approve Michael Bondi, Jefferson Mack and Victor Morales as finalists for the 
Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Project and to and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay each finalist an honorarium of $400 to develop a site-specific proposal for the project. 

10. Motion to approve Jaime Cortez, Program Manager for Galeria de la Raza, as a replacement 
panelist to serve on the 23rd Street and Treat Avenue New Clubhouse and Park Artist 
Selection Panel. 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with Robert F. 
Bailey, Civil Engineer, for the Fountain of the Tortoises for an amount not to exceed $30,000. 

n. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for windows installations at 155 Grove Street: 

Charles Beronio and Scott Oliver 
Kota Ezawa and Karla Milosevic 

in. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

Review of Proposed gift to the Reflection Room at San Francisco International Airport. 

IV. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Jill Manton and Nina Dunbar 

Report on Mildred Howard's final artwork design for the Fillmore Bridge Project over Geary Street. 

Motion: Motion to approve Mildred Howard's final design for the Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project. 

V. 23rd and Treat New Park and Clubhouse 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of finalists' slides 

Motion: Motion to approve the three finalists (to be announced at the meeting) recommended by the 
23rd and Treat New Park and Clubhouse Artist Selection Panel to each prepare preliminary 
proposals for the art enrichment project for a fee of $500 each. 

VI. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Staff Report 

Explanatory Document: Art Enrichment Program for Laguna Honda Hospital 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed Program Direction for the Art Enrichment Program for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 

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Jill Manton and Public Art Staff 
) Continuing Discussion regarding Artist Selection Procedures 

IX. New Business 

X. Old Business 

XI. Adjournment 

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Draft : May 7, 2001 

General : Based on the size of the facility and the needs of the residents, the art 
enrichment program for Laguna Honda Hospital should feature a large number of 
artworks of different styles and materials that can be dispersed throughout the hospital. 
These may include everything from individually framed 2-dimensional prints, 
photographs and paintings, glass or tile mosaics, ceramic or porcelain enamel tile, relief 
sculpture, free standing sculpture, mini-fountains, environmental artworks. We will look 
for opportunities to relate the new building to the old through the use of architecturally 
integrated murals and distinctive ceramic tile. 

Design Criteria to Meet Functional Program : In Laguna Honda Hospital's 
"Functional Program" report prepared by Mary Louise Fleming and Terry Hill (printed 
2/2/01), the authors identify a number of clinical needs that the hospital design should 
address. The art enrichment program is uniquely suited to meet a number of these needs. 

Art as Way Finding and Location Identity: Orientation to place (such as way finding) and 
visual cues to help residents orient to the environment are important features for many of 
the residents at Laguna Honda Hospital. The art enrichment program can be an important 
tool in meeting these therapeutic goals. Visually arresting artwork in key locations can 
help orient residents as to where they are while contributing to the identity for each 
location. These artworks should be distinctively different from each other, in media 
and/or imagery, and tempered to the different clinical needs of each patient community. 
Specific areas that may benefit from this treatment include: 

• Elevator "hub" areas (making a distinction between floors) 

• "Decision points" at the intersection of hallways 

• Distinctive identity for hallways leading to different areas 

• Identities for each resident neighborhood and household 

• Provide distinct visual clues to help residents identify rooms and functions 



Art as Sensory Stimulation : The functional program calls for drawing upon ""visual, 
audio, tactile, olfactory and kinesthetic resources to assist residents with sensory losses 
to utilize remaining abilities". This is another obvious therapeutic goal that the art 
program can support. Possible approaches might include: 

• Artworks that encourage touch, i.e. wall relief, sculpture in such materials as 
bronze and stone or any other textural material 

• Artworks that use water (sound and touch) 

• Kinetic artworks that respond to wind (could also have sound component) or 
otherwise change in response to the weather. 



Art as Activity: The program calls for safe wandering paths with appropriate outlets for 
resident activity, including familiar tasks, textures, and touchable items. Possible 
contributions of the art program include: 

• Artist designed "wander garden". 

• Artworks with the same criteria as described above under Sensory Stimulation. 

• Interactive artworks that encourage residents to directly manipulate 

Art to Stimulate Memory: The functional program calls for cues, props, and experiences 
to connect residents with their pasts and familiar experiences. The artwork could support 
this goal with images that evoke the above responses. These might include: 

• Images of different San Francisco neighborhoods, and the Bay Area environment 

• Images of familiar activities, i.e. swimming, various vocations, personal 
interactions 

• Images of natural world 

Art that Aids in Orientation to Time: Loss of orientation to time, as well as boredom, is a 
symptom of many residents. Artworks that could aid in this problem are those that 

• Change through interaction with daylight or weather 

• Have an "event" that occurs periodically throughout the day that helps mark 
time. 



Other Opportunities for the Art Program ; 

Historical Documentation : Laguna Honda Hospital has a wealth of old photographs 
(with negatives), along with written diaries and journals that document its history. It also 
has a collection of objects and equipment that might be interpreted as artifacts of the 
hospital's past. Part of the art program would be to use these photographs and documents 
and artifacts in a project that has as its theme the history of the Hospital. This project 
might also include contemporary documentation of the hospital and environs. 

Preservation : There is existing artwork at Laguna Honda Hospital (murals, sculpture) 
that will be restored as part of the program. 

Community Interface: Some areas are designed to interface with the larger community. 
Artwork should be used in these areas to help make the facility attractive and welcoming. 
Specific sights might include: 

• The "valley" public entry 

• The swimming pool 

Staff Areas: Art may also be desirable in staff lounges and dining areas to help make 
these areas attractive and comfortable. These areas may most appropriately be addressed 
with framed paintings, prints and photographs, but other approaches can be considered as 
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A small on-site Advisory Committee (somewhat on the model of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee) will be established to work with the Public Art Project Manager to develop 
the program and review projects as they evolve. At certain points, presentations of the art 
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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Denise Roth, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Natasha Garcia-Lomas, Susan 
Gray, Anna Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3 : 1 5 p.m. 

L Consent Calendar 

1 . Motion to approve the proposed mural design by the Mural Resource Center and lead artists 
Jason Gilmore and Katie Gilmartin at The Janice Mirikitani Glide Family Youth and 
Childcare Center at 434 Ellis Street, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

2. Motion to enter into an agreement with Pepe Ozan for an amount not to exceed $10,000 for 
final design, engineering, fabrication and transportation of a sculpture for the Cesar Chavez 
Bicycle Overpass. 

3. Motion to make payment of $2,400 to Christopher Stinehour for sand-blasting a poem into 
concrete flooring for Seyed Alavi's public art project at the Richmond Recreation Center. 

4. Motion to approve any of the following individuals as guest jurors for the art enrichment 
selection panel for the new City Office Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue: Timothy 
Burgard, Connie Lewallen, Lewis deSoto, Leonard Hunter, Su Chen Hung, Mildred 
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5. Motion to approve glazing and hallway designs for the Juvenile Hall Replacement project. 

6. Motion to approve payments of $500 honoraria to finalists Horace Washington, Mark Brest 
van Kempen and Victor Mario Zaballa to develop proposals for the SEWPCP plant project. 

7. Motion to approve payment of $ 1 200 to E-Con Solutions for Ribbon repairs. 

8. Motion to approve payment of $ 1 ,000 to Glass Block Design for Ribbon repairs. 

9. Motion to approve Michael Bondi, Jefferson Mack and Victor Morales as finalists for the 
Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay 
each finalist an honorarium of $400 to develop a site-specific proposal for the project. 

10. Motion to approve Jaime Cortez, Program Manager for Galeria de la Raza, as a replacement 
panelist to serve on the 23rd Street and Treat Avenue New Clubhouse and Park Artist 
Selection Panel. 

1 1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract with Robert F. 
Bailey, Civil Engineer, for the Fountain of the Tortoises for an amount not to exceed 
$30,000. 

12. Motion to approve Vickie Jo Sowell, Isis Rodriguez, and the artist team of Colette Crutcher 
and Elizabeth Raybee as finalists for the 23rd and Treat New Park and Clubhouse and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to pay each finalist an honorarium of $500 to 
prepare preliminary proposals for the art enrichment project. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Roth/Stermer 

2. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane reported on a proposed gift to the city; a 
painting by David Eades which will be transferred to glass panels and installed in the Reflection 
Room at the San Francisco International Airport. Ms. Lehane introduced three people involved in 
the creation and implementation of the artwork: Anne Cervantes, Project Architect; Bill Moreno, 
Director of the Aguirre Gallery; and Dorothy Lenehan, fabricator of glass and owner of Lenehan 
Architectural Glass. Ms. Cervantes reported that initially the project team met with a Rabbi, an 
artist representative, a religious historian, and members of the Bay Area Interfaith Council for 
input on design criteria. With the design criteria in mind, a national search resulted in the selection 
of Mr. Eades as the winning artist. Mr. Moreno spoke about Mr. Eade's background and artistic 
experience. Mr. Eades, currently an artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Cathedral, has worked 
extensively with Native artists in Peru and the Southwestern United States. Mr. Eades' artwork 
conveys a sense of calm and reflection without the use of icons. Ms. Lenehan explained how the 
piece would be fabricated using various glass techniques. She showed slides of other artists' work 
that she has fabricated, as well as examples of her own artwork. Ms. Lehane explained that the 
design would be presented at the next Airport Art Steering Committee, and after that, she would 
return to the Visual Arts Committee for approval of the final design and acceptance of the offer, 

Ms. Lehane provided an update on various Civic Art projects. She reported that the Fountain of 

the Tortoises project is nearing completion. The bronzes have been installed and water should be 

flowing in two weeks time. The carousel at the zoo, which has been closed for restoration, will 

open on Friday for the summer season. And lastly, Ms. Lehane reported that the Doggie Diner 

head has been repaired and that the original colors of red, white, and blue will be used in the 

restoration. The Doggie Diner head will be reinstalled in the same place for five years, and after 

that, a new location will be negofiated with the Ocean Beach community. A 

3. Gallery 

Gallery Manager Natasha Garcia-Lomas presented proposals for two window installations that 
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Board member, will curate the shows. The first installation, by artists Charles Beronio and Scott 
Oliver, will be based on the theme of reshuffling the Grove Street block. The artists will transplant 
plants from the adjacent vacant lot and create a replica of the city hall dome in the windows. The 
second installation, by Kota Ezawa and Karla Milosevic, is inspired by the monochromatic 
landscape surrounding city hall. The artists will utilize TV monitors to display abstract color 
'paintings' in the windows. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following artists for windows installations at 155 Grove Street: 
Charles Beronio and Scott Oliver 
Kota Ezawa and Karla Milosevic 
Moved: Stermer/Roth 

4. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported that a community meeting to present the poem 
and final artwork design was held on April 30, 2001. The work was well received by thel5-20 
community members in attendance. Ms. Manton reported that Paige Glass, a local fabricator, has 
provided a proposal for fabrication that would fi-ame the twenty two-ply glass panels in stainless 
steel. The words will be etched into a permanent, fade-proof tri-colored blue film, which will be 
encased by the glass. Addressing Commissioner Guggenheim's concern that the words 'Fillmore' 
and 'Blue' are not differentiated enough, Ms. Manton explained that the letters of 'Blue' would be 
cut out of steel while the letters of 'Fillmore' will be sandblasted. Ms. Manton told the committee 
that she would be able to provide a custom mock-up of the project at the next Visual Arts 
Committee meeting. 

Ms. Manton reported that all versions of the poem were shared with Commissioner Mirkitani and 
that she is pleased with the final version. Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 
commended Ms. Manton, Ms. Dunbar, and the artists on a job well done. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to approve Mildred Howard's design developments for the Fillmore Bridge Public 

Art Project. 

Moved: Stermer/Roth 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Explanatory Document: Art Enrichment Program for Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious reviewed a document that summarized the direction of the art 
enrichment program for Laguna Honda Hospital. She emphasized that the goal for this program is 
to create beautiful art that can also function as location identity and as an aid in way finding. 
Commissioner Roth mentioned that Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara has done a similar thing. 
Commissioner Stermer expressed his approval for the project. 

The following motion was removed. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposed Program Direction for the Art Enrichment Program for 
Laguna Honda Hospital. 

6. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious announced that a site has been proposed at San Francisco 
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the International terminal at SFO, Blake Summer, Airport Museum Director, and Ms. Pontious 
have determined that the best location for the sculpture is a large, outdoor, triangular space at the 
entry to the International terminal. Ms. Pontious will present the proposed location for the 
sculpture to the Airport Art Steering Committee on June 7, and if they approve, she will proceed 
ahead. 

7. Public Art Program Selection Process 

Ms. Manton reported that Public Art Program staff have discussed and agreed on a standard set of 
criteria to be used in the artist scoring and selection process. The criteria are as follows: 
o Only "Yes" or "No" votes will be accepted; a "Maybe" vote will not 
o There will no longer be separate scoring columns for artistic excellence, experience with 

projects of similar scale and complexity, etc. All criteria will now be grouped together in 

one column and only one score will be accepted, 
o Panelists will read their scores out loud and explain why they voted as such. 
o The RFQ and the score sheet will mention considerations that should be taken into account 

when selecting finalists, such as whether an artist is represented in the City's collection, as 

well as issues of diversity, gender, and ethnic representation. 

All Project Managers will follow this standard set of criteria in the artist scoring and selection 
process. 

Ms. Manton also mentioned that PubUc Art staff has discussed the possibility of establishing a 
panel process that would pre-qualify a pool of artists for particular art enrichment projects. Like 
other public art programs who have successfully implemented such a program, a rigorous 
screening process would produce a qualified pool of artist candidates. The community could then 
assume a greater role in selecting artists from for this pool for particular art enrichment projects. 
Ms. Manton said that she would research how this could work for our program and report back to 
the committee at a later date. 

8. New Business 

Ms. Manton armounced that Project Manager Susan Gray will be leaving the Arts Commission at 
the end of July to accept the position as Director of Public Art for the Public Corporation for the 
Arts, in Long Beach, California. 

Ms. Manton also reported that an additional public art project will be installed at the Oceanview 
Library. Instead of purchasing office equipment with city office and supply funds, the Friends of 
the New Oceanview Library have requested to use such funds to install an additional art 
commission project for the building. 

9. Old Business 

Project Manager Susan Gray presented a progress report on Johanna Poething and Julio Morales's 
artworks for the Juvenile Hall Replacement project's dayrooms and lobby. The day rooms' design 
included the color palette for the soffit above the counselor stations. Each dayroom will feature its 
ovm individual color treatments consisting of layers of a particular hue. This use of color will also 
help create an identity and character for each of the rooms. The text and leaf motif used 
throughout the rest of the facility's artworks will be subtly integrated into these layers. Ms. Gray 
noted that the palette would include 8 colors, which have been approved by Juvenile Probation, 
and that the artists had avoided using colors that could signify gang membership. She also 
provided sample boards of the green and yellow soffits. Ms. Gray also noted as the dayrooms 
would be where the youth spent most of their time, it was the artists' intention to create a work 
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glazing. Ms. Gray indicated how the text generated from the artists' workshops with the youth at 
the facility would be translated into a design that will be sandblasted onto the glass panels. She 
explained how the text would also be integrated into the branch and leaf motif. Ms. Gray 
described how this artwork would not only be enjoyable to look through, but would also cast a 
reverse shadow pattern onto the interior floor of the lobby. These shadows will shorten and 
lengthen as the angle of the sun shifts throughout the day. Ms Gray confirmed that the text would 
incorporate different languages and fonts, and that all of the text would be subject to review and 
approval by Juvenile Probation. Ms. Manton mentioned that would begin a series of workshops 
with the residents of the facihty on May 29, 

Ms. Manton reported that she and Ric Scofidio, one of the artists for the Moscone Center 
Expansion Project, have decided to investigate Diamond Vision, a Mitsubishi company, who 
produces large-scale LED screens. Originally SACO Smartvision was the vendor of choice, but 
due to the fact that they have changed the weight of the LED screen three times forcing the artist 
to re-engineer the design, proposed an inconsistent maintenance contract, and filed for Chapter 1 1 
status, Ms. Manton and Mr. Scofidio feel that Diamond Vision should be seriously considered. 
Diamond Vision paid for Ms. Manton to visit the Staples Stadium in Los Angeles where she 
viewed three Diamond Vision LED screens. She was impressed with the quality of the product 
and the price. 

10. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 6/27/01 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, ^une 27, 2001 

3:00 p.m. 
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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415- 
252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar 
sound producing electronic devices. 



^GENDA 

I. Consent 

1 . Motion to approve the sidewalk design by Gary Carlos to be installed at the Randall 
Museum, 199 Museum Way, funded by Friends of the Randall, San Francisco Park and 
Recreation Randall Outdoor Renovation. 

2. Motion to approve six original poster designs by artist Sandra Wong to be displayed from 
August 17th to November 15, 2001, for the Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk 
Poster Series. 

3. Motion to approve a 2002 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series panel 
pool to include Rene Garcia, Jon Rubin, Sandra Wong, Darryl Smith, and Stephanie Syjuco, 
and to pay three panelists each $65 for participating in a half-day selection panel. 

4. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Ruth O'Day titled Guardian 
Serpent, located at Turk and Hyde Streets. 

5. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by James Carpenter: 
Sculptural Light Reflectors, 2001; polycarbonite, glass, steel and anodized aluminum; 4 
reflectors 160' x 25'; commissioned for the San Francisco International Airport, Level 3 
Departures Lobby. 



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6. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Mildred Howard: Salty 
Peanuts, 2001; brass saxophones and steel music panels; 16' x 25'; commissioned for the 
San Francisco International Airport, Gate A2. 

7. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection Catalog # 1971.40, damaged artwork: 
Untitled III by Mansaku Minashima, 1976; oil painting on canvas; 46" x 46"; formerly 
placed at the San Francisco General Hospital. 

8. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection Catalog # 1963.30, unclaimed art 
festival work: Girl Dreaming by Richard Beggs, 1963; acrylic painting on canvas; 81.5 x 
81.5" 

9. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Genevieve Baird, 
conservator, for an amount not to exceed $50,000 for monument conservation. 

10. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Ray Beldner, general 
contractor, for an amount not to exceed $17,000 for the restoration of Playland Revisited. 

11. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Robert F. Bailey, 
engineer, for an amount not to exceed $20,000 for monument restoration. 

12. Motion to amend the contract with Rainbow Waterproofing for the Fountain of the 
Tortoises to extend the contract period to September 30, 2001. 



2. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

Motion: Motion to approve two exhibitions of work by Murphy and Cadogan Award recipients, 
August - October 2001. 

3. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

4. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Report on status of Mildred Howard's final artwork design for the Fillmore Bridge Project over 

Geary Street. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
Mildred Howard, pending acceptance of the final phase of her current design agreement, for 
$170,000 to fabricate and install her artwork on the Fillmore Street Bridge at Geary Blvd. 

5. South East Water Pollution Control Plant Public Art Project 

Susan Gray 

Presentation of finalist Victor Mario Zaballa's proposal. 

Motion: Motion to approve finalist Victor Mario Zaballa for the Southeast Water Pollution Control 
Plant public art project and to enter into a contract for $70,000 for design, fabrication and 
installation services. 

6. Art Ribbon Repairs and Modifications / 

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Update on Ribbon repairs and modifications. 



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Motion: Motion to proceed with Ribbon driveway modifications in the North and South sections of 
the Embarcadero. 

7. Juvenile Hall Artworks 

Susan Gray 

Update on artists' curriculum and design contract. 

Motion: Motion to enter into final contract in the amount of $149,000 with Johanna Poethig and 
Julio Morales for fabrication, delivery and installation services for the Juvenile Hall Replacement 
project. 

8. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of proposed revisions by the ArtRail Artist Team of designs for three marquee 

sculptural attachments. 

Motion: Motion to approve the three revised marquee sculptural attachment designs by the ArtRail 
Artist Team for installation on platforms in the Third Street Light Rail line at 4th and King 
Streets, South Street, and 20th Street. 

9. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 
Staff Report 

Motion: Motion to approve the Art Enrichment Program Proposal for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following individuals to serve on the selection panel for the Laguna 
Honda Projects: Chris Johnson, artist, Harriet Truaig, Arts Administrator, Hilda Shum, artist. 
Carmen Lomas Garza, artist, Enrique Chagoya, artist, Donna Graves, curator, Lewis deSoto, 
artist, Connie Lewallen (curator), Marnie Gillett (curator), Lorraine Garcia Nakata (curator), 
Wang Po Shu (artist), Karen Higa, (curator), Mark Greenfield, (arts administrator), and Rochelle 
Branch (arts administrator), Diana Bates (artist), Ann Preston (artist). 

10. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Future Pro'gram Plans: Gaterooms and Boarding Area C 

Motion: Motion to enter into an agreement with Brian Gross Fine Arts for an amount not to exceed 
$250,000 for the purchase, transportation and installation of Yin Yang, a sculpture by Robert 
Ameson, for San Francisco International Airport. 

1 1 . North Beach Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of rendering of image placement and tone of the facade of the North Beach Parking 

Garage. 

Motion: Motion to approve image placement and color for the artwork at North Beach Parking 
Garage. 

12. Programmatic Accessibility Guidelines 

Tonia Macneil and Rupert Jenkins 

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Presentation of final draft of guidelines 

Explanatory Document: San Francisco Arts Commission Guidelines for Programmatic Access to the ^ 

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Motion: Motion to approve the San Francisco Arts Commission Guidelines for Programmatic 
Access to the Gallery and Public Art Programs. 

13. New Business 

14. Old Business 

15. Adjournment 

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Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1 973 Rehabihtation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is 
specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the 
building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will 
be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van 

Ness and Market, one-half block fi-om the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 
Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

hi order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 



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DATE: June 21, 2001 

TO: Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tenia Macneil; Rupert Jenkins 

RE: Arts Commission Guidelines for Programmatic Access to tiie 

Gallery and Public Art Programs 



In 1998, in response to the growing realization that many in the disabled 
community was unable to participate in the experience of visual art, the Public 
Art Program and the Arts Commission Gallery began jointly developing 
guidelines for programmatic access to the gallery and public art programs of 
the Arts Commission. 

The Commission is an innovator in its effort to make the content of the 
gallery's programs as well as the public art collection accessible, particularly to 
the visually impaired. Although the guidelines have not yet been finalized, 
staff has been working as if they were. Artwork labels at the gallery are all 
printed in large-type and the Gallery has partnered with Rose Resnick 
Lighthouse Center for the Blind on a program to provide Braille translations of 
descriptive labels for selected exhibitions rn the City Hall corridors. The Public 
Art Program has been creating large-format and Braille descriptive plaques 
and informational notebooks and is moving forward with audio description for 
recently completed projects. These materials are available at each project site 
on in a nearby public facility. 

After many discussions, reviews and re-writes, including input from the 
Mayor's Office of Disability, we are happy to present a final draft of the 
Guidelines for your review and approval. 

The copy before you will undergo a final review by the Curatorial staff, and 
last-minute changes will be submitted to you at the meeting on Wednesday, 
June 2/^ 

We ask that you read this latest revision in advance of the meeting, so that it 
may be forwarded to the full Commission in July. It is our hope that the 
approved guidelines will be available for publication when we present our work 
in Programmatic Accessibility at the Americans for the Arts Public Art 
Preconference in late July. 

Thank you for taking the time to review this material. Please contact Rupert 
Jenkins at 252-2568 or Tenia Macneil at 252-2551 if you have questions or 
comments in advance of the meeting. 



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San Francisco Arts Commission 
Guidelines for Programmatic Access 
To Gallery and Public Art Programs 



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1. Introduction 

2. What is Programmatic Access? 

3. Public Art and Gallery: Different Challenges and Opportunities 

4. Program- Wide Action Steps 

5. Public Art Program Programmatic Access Guidelines 

6. The Artist's Opportunity: 

A. Creating Access Through Direct Interpretation and Translation 

B. Creating Access: Strategies Artists Might Consider 

C. Accessibility: Preliminary Questions 



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San Francisco Arts Commission 

Guidelines for Enhancing Access 

To Gallery and Public Art Programs 



INTRODUCTION 



The San Francisco Arts Commission integrates the arts into community life to further a 
creative cultural environment for residents, workers and visitors. It provides services 
and support to the city's artists and diverse arts organizations, and works with 
communities, neighborhoods, local agencies and government to make the arts accessible 
to San Franciscans of all ages, economic circumstances, and backgrounds. 

As the San Francisco Arts Commission's mission statement makes clear, making the arts 
available and accessible to residents and visitors to the city is a high priority for the city's official 
local arts agency. The Arts Commission's programs are designed to enrich the connections 
between arts, artists and the life of the city in all of its complexity and variety. 

With this spirit in mind, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) has undertaken a review of 
its visual arts programs with the intent of increasing their accessibility to people with disabilities. 
The SFAC s visual arts programs consist of the Civic Arts Collection, the Public Art Program 
and the Arts Commission Gallery; all of these programs play a vital role in the cultural life of the 
city by linking contemporary artists to a broad audience, many of whom do not routinely include 
contemporary art in their day-to-day lives. v. 

The Public Art Program has been a pioneer in the national arena of per-cent for art programs, 
which provide for a small percentage (2%) of public construction budgets to be allocated for the 
inclusion of artwork. Since its beginning in 1969, the Public Art Program has created a more 
diverse and stimulating public environment through commissions for art projects in a wide range 
of facilities, including libraries, hospitals, parking garages and water treatment facilities. 

Since 1970, the Arts Commission Gallery has provided extensive exhibition opportunities to 
visual and media artists living within the nine Bay Area counties. The Gallery operates four 
exhibition sites that bring the work of contemporary local artists into daily contact with a diverse 
audience of Civic Center workers, students, tourists, and passers-by. The program, which 
reaches approximately 40,000 audience members annually, is comprised of the Gallery at 401 
Van Ness Ave., exhibitions in the newly-renovated City Hall, window installations at 155 Grove 
St., and Exploration: City Site, environmental installations in an open air lot at 165 Grove Street. 

Because these two SFAC programs reach such a large and diverse audience, the Commission 

believes that they are an appropriate starting place for analyzing how to make SFAC programs 

more accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines were developed to assist Arts 

Commission staff, and artists working with the Gallery and Public Art programs, thus providing 

broader access to the visual arts programs of the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

Unfortunately, budget and staff limitations prevent the SFAC from attempting to quickly / 



"retrofit" all of its existing visual arts objects for accessibility. Instead, these guidelines are 
intended to aid in ensuring greater accessibility for future programs and projects. While the 
impetus for these guidelines is to better serve people with disabilities who visit, work, and live in 
San Francisco, applying these ideas to future projects will create an accessible environment that 
is of benefit to everyone. 

The San Francisco Arts Commission has a long tradition of supporting contemporary artists and 
offering them opportunities to reach a wider audience by commissioning and exhibiting new 
work. These guidelines have been developed in the spirit of linking artist, artwork and audience 
in ways that respect artists' creativity and ensure a broad audience for the Commission's projects 
and programs. 



WHAT IS PROGRAMMATIC ACCESS? 

The guidelines focus on programmatic, rather than physical access, meaning access to the 
content of a work of art. Physical access to art works is, of course, just as important and is often 
intertwined with access to content. Yet detailed regulations covering physical accessibility exist 
and are applied to the Commission's programs through compliance with building codes as 
determined by the Department of Building Inspection and the Mayor's Office on Disability. 
Regulations and guidelines for physical access can be found in a variety of publications (please 
^ see Appendix A). 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a law passed in 1990, makes it illegal to 
discriminate against people who have a mental disability or physical impairment that 
substantially limits one or more major life activities. The ADA applies to areas of employment, 
public services, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. 

Title n of the Americans with Disabilities Act extended earlier legislation of the 1973 
Rehabilitation Act mandating that public entities, such as the SFAC, "operate each service, 
program or activity so that the service, program or activity when viewed in its entirety is readily 
accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities." This standard is known as "program 
accessibility," 

While physical accommodations such as wheelchair ramps have been, perhaps, the most visible 
result of accessibility efforts, accommodations are being made to all aspects of everyday life, 
including workplaces, schools and businesses. As the introduction to these guidelines implies, 
access to the arts happens on two levels, physical and programmatic. Our sensory experience of 
an artwork ~ seeing, touching, or hearing it ~ enables us to apprehend the work's content and 
meaning. 

People with disabilities are the largest "minority" group in the US ~ over 43 million 
Americans live with some form of disability that affects their daily activities. Many kinds 
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have low-vision are the most obviously affected, but there are many other factors that influence 
someone's ability to appreciate a work of art. Lidividuals with cognitive and learning disabilities 
may have problems processing artworks with extensive text or highly complicated imagery. 
Artworks involving sound are not available to people who are hearing impaired. Finding creative 
ways to bridge these gaps in comprehension is the goal of these guidelines. 

To date, access to artistic content for people with disabilities has not been fully examined, nor 
have standards been established. The San Francisco Arts Commission will be leading the field 
by exploring the potential for its Public Art Program and Gallery to address the needs of people 
with disabilities in a creative and proactive spirit. This follows the commitment made by the 
City of San Francisco and the Mayor's Office on Disability to ensure that accessibility become a 
priority for all City departments. 



PUBLIC ART AND GALLERY: DIFFERENT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 

An artwork' s site and its potential audience are important considerations in evaluating 
programmatic access. How people come to experience an artwork may determine what strategies 
to take in making it accessible— did they seek it out or did they come across it in the course of 
other activities? Is the artwork in a location that is accessible to people with low vision or those 
who use wheelchairs? Is it in a place that can readily provide alternative means of access, such as 
a large print handout or a cassette player? Or is the artwork integrated into the design of a busy 
outdoor setting? 

Creating and presenting artwork for public spaces generally entails a more complex process than 
mounting an exhibition in a gallery or museum setting. Likewise, ensuring accessibility in public 
art poses more complicated and difficult questions. Unlike artworks in a museum or gallery, 
public art projects are usually not sought out, but happened upon as people go about their daily 
activities. Therefore, providing access to the artworks can be a more challenging task. Making 
sure that the artwork itself has components that are accessible is the most direct way to address 
these issues. If, instead, the artwork relies on some form of secondary interpretation to provide 
access, how people will be made aware of the interpretation and get access to it are important 
concerns. 

Over the last decade, art museums across the country have begun to accommodate people with 
disabilities through a variety of strategies. Museums concerned about access have made 
interpretive information about their collections and exhibitions available through large print, 
audio tours, and Braille. Special docent tours are offered that use sign language or focus on 
tactile exploration of artworks. 

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery has already instituted a variety of measures to 
enable visitors to the Gallery with disabilities to enjoy its programs, including the use of large 
print labels and hand-outs; designing all exhibitions to be accessible by wheelchair, and the use 



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of sound as a component for its outdoor installations at Exploration: City Site. (Several 
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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION PROGRAM- WIDE ACTION STEPS 

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The San Francisco Arts Commission has developed a series of action steps to be undertaken by 
staff that will begin making their visual arts programs more accessible. 

Completed 

Public Art 

* A large-print itinerary of public art projects completed since 1984 has been compiled and 
is distributed from the SFAC offices at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240; the New Main 
Library, and Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

* A video tape with sound track describing the New Main Library's public artworks is 
available for viewing/listening at the Library. 

* All Requests for Qualifications for the Public Art Program state that the artists shall 
consider programmatic access as a component of their contract and work plan, and will 
provide a brief explanation of programmatic access. 

* Most newly completed public art projects have ADA compliant signage with information 
about alternative format materials in braille and large raised type face. 

Gallery 

* Gallery staff consult with Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind on a regular basis 
regarding accessibility for specific exhibitions. 

* Gallery exhibitions are wheelchair accessible and all interpretive printed materials are . 
available in large print format. V 

* Gallery-sponsored exhibitions in City Hall are accompanied by large print labels 
(physical access is being addressed on an ongoing basis). 

* Gallery has initiated a pilot collaboration with Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind 
(funded by the Mayor's Office on Disability) to make selected City Hall exhibitions 
accessible to the blind and sight-impaired with Braille and large-type materials and audio 
descriptions. 



Proposed 



SFAC will collaborate with the Mayor's Office on Disability to provide full training for 

SFAC staff in all relevant areas of accessibility planning. Such training will ensure staff 

capacity for assisting artists to ensure that SFAC-commissioned and sponsored artworks 

are accessible. 

SFAC will create an ongoing Arts Access Advisory Committee to assist staff with 

enhancing programmatic access when needed. Consisting of people knowledgeable 

about disabilities and artists, the committee will meet on a semi-annual basis to review 

selected projects, prioritize access issues, and help develop strategies for increasing 

access. 

SFAC will make RFQs and Calls to Artists for both the Gallery and Public Art Programs 

available in alternative formats, including large print and on computer disc. 



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SFAC will include information about accessibility in any promotional materials related to 

activities of the Public Art and Gallery programs. These materials will also use visual 

symbols developed by the Disability Access Symbols Project (http://www.gag.org/das). 

New Web Access Guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative will be 

applied to the Arts Commission web-site. 

Audio descriptions of selected public art projects will be compiled and made available, 

along with portable playback equipment, at the SFAC office and gallery. Rose Resnick 

Lighthouse for the Blind, and the New Main Library. 

SFAC will conduct targeted outreach to the disabled community including mailings and 

PSAs to provide information about accessible projects. 



PROGRAMMATIC ACCESS GUIDELINES - PUBLIC ART 

The Arts Commission has developed the following preliminary guidelines for the development 
of programmatic access. These guidelines, intended to be general and adaptable to the unique 
aspects of each individual project, are subject to ongoing revision, as needed. 

Permanent Identification Plaques 

1 . Main text to be in 5/8" high, all caps, sans serif, raised letters, with Braille translation: artist 
name and artwork title 

2. All Braille text to be consolidated into one section near the bottom of the sign. 

3. Additional information can be smaller, including Arts Commission, other City agencies credit 
lines, any other information about the artwork, and does not have to be raised, nor all upper case, 
nor have Braille translation. 

4. A sentence indicating the location of alternative format information about the artwork, such 
as audiotapes and a notebook, will be included either on the same information plaque, or on a 
separate plaque, and must meet the same requirements as described for main text above. 

5. Text must be highly contrasted with background. 

Plaques must be sited at a location and height appropriate for individuals using wheelchairs and 
individuals who need to touch the surface. 

(As the above is a summary of signage requirements, more detailed accessible permanent signage 
guidelines need to be consulted.) 

Notebook 

If an appropriate site is available, the following additioned information may be prepared in a 

notebook format: 

Description of artwork, including the specific location of the artwork on the site, with brief 

information about artist, available in large type. Braille, and possibly other languages. 

Photographs of artwork and details or views that may not be accessible to everyone. 

Any text incorporated into artwork, also in large type, in Braille, and other languages, if 

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Audiotape 

Preparation of a brief informational audio tape is recommended for each project, to be made 
available at the site, if appropriate, as well as at the Main Library and the Arts Commission 
offices. An interview format with the artist may be used, or, if more appropriate, the information 
may be recorded by someone other than the artist. 

Suggested interview format with artist, approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length: 

1 . Introduction by interviewer 

Name and description of site 

Description of percent-for-art-program 

Credits 

Artist introduction 

2. Questions: 

Describe these aspects of your artwork 
Title 
Lxjcation 
hnagery 
Dimensions 
Materials 
Colors 
Textures 

What inspired you to take this particular approach? 

How does your artwork work within the context of this particular site? 

How do you imagine site visitors might experience your artwork? 

What process did you use to develop the design and fabricate the artwork? Why did you use 
these particular materials? 

Briefly describe your other artwork and how it relates to this commission. 

(Specific interview questions may vary from project to project. Questions should be provided in 
advance to the artist). 



THE ARTIST'S OPPORTUNITY 

Creating Accessibility Through Direct Experience and Translation 

Artworks can be made accessible in a variety of ways, but it is most effective to begin planning 
for accessibility at the conceptual stages of a project. "Universal Design" is the term architects 



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and other designers use for products and environments created to be used by all people to the 
greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design. This approach is based on the 
recognition that disabilities are a natural part of life and affect people in all social, physical and 
cultural contexts. 

Because artworks generally function on more complex and symbolic levels than the ways we use 
particular products and spaces, it is not possible to fit the Universal Design template neatly over 
the art process. Yet the basic principles of Universal Design are a good starting point for 
developing strategies for access to artworks. 

The Principles of Universal Design are: 

1. Equitable Use: The design is useful to people with diverse abilities. 

2. Flexibility in Use: The design accommodates a wide range of individual abilities. 

3. Simple and Intuitive Use: Interaction with the design is easy to understand, regardless of 
the user's experience, knowledge, or language skills. 

4. Perceptible Information: The design communicates necessary information effectively to 
the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities. 

The Arts Commission is committed to helping artists develop projects that incorporate 
accessibility from the conceptual phase of design whenever possible, thus best serving both the 
audience and the artwork. In the earliest phase of developing an artwork, in addition to 
considering accessibility as a site for the artwork is selected, the artist can decide to integrate 
components that expand access to the work; this could mean making sure than more than one 
sensory mode is engaged by the artwork, or that aspects such as legibility are enhanced. 

Trying to design an artwork that communicates the artist's vision, responds to the functional 
needs of the site and the budget, and is accessible to people across all disabilities is a 
complicated (and even daunting) prospect. Designing accessibility into an artwork as it is 
conceived is an important goal, but not one which all artworks will meet. Alternately, artists can 
begin to plan for secondary interpretation as a means of creating access if their artwork is not 
inherently accessible. 

To achieve the Arts Commission's objective to create maximum accessibility for their visual arts 
programs, SFAC staff work with artists to identify additional means of creating access when the 
artwork is difficult or impossible for people with disabilities to experience. This can be 
accomplished by developing strategies that present information about the artwork through the 
experience of other senses. For example, people with visual impairments may need printed or 
other visual information in audio or tactile form. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people may need 
audio information translated into print. People with learning disabilities may benefit from a 
combination of formats. 

Multisensory presentations are one way to ensure that more people will be able to engage with an 
artwork. A ceramic mural using relief imagery that allows for a tactile experience is more 
accessible to people with low vision than a more traditionally painted mural. Sculpture that 
incorporates an audio component will likewise be able to communicate to a wider audience. 



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Creating Access: Strategies Artists Might Consider 

The following is a list of some of the strategies artists can consider to make their works more 
accessible. Many of the methods described below increase access for a variety of people, 
although they may help those with a particular kind of disability most dramatically. Obviously, 
the Arts Commission does not expect any artwork to incorporate all of these strategies. 

Tactile experiences are important for people who are blind or have low vision. They can also be 
useful for people with learning or cognitive disabilities. A tactile component can be integrated 
into the artwork itself, or a tactile model of the artwork with samples of the artwork materials 
used by the artist can be installed nearby. Any tactile element should be within reach of visitors, 
including children, people who are short-statured, and people using wheelchairs. 

Audio description of artworks are very useful to a wide variety of people ~ their growing 
popularity as an educational tool for museums attests to their appeal beyond people with vision 
impairments. Many people with limited English skills or learning disabilities can understand 
information more readily in an audio format. A study at the Boston Museum of Science showed 
that 45 percent of visitors were able to recall label content from using recorded information, 
while only 7 percent could recall information from printed label texts. 

A prerecorded audio description of an artwork can be approached as a creative exercise in its 
own right. "Translating" the visual and kinesthetic experience of the work could be done through 
any combination of verbal description and ambient, found or created sound. SFAC staff will help 
artists determine when audio description is an appropriate method for creating access and how 
the audio description will be distributed. For example, a portable cassette player with audio 
description might be made available in a public area of a facility with a staffed entrance such as a 
police station or a library. Another method for using audio description is to make prerecorded 
information available as "voice mail" accessed through a toll-free number that can be dialed at a 
nearby phone. 

The City of San Francisco leads the nation in the use of new Talking Signs technology. Talking 
Signs are simply transmitters placed in public spaces that deliver messages through infrared 
beams to special hand-held receivers. San Francisco currently has approximately 900 Talking 
Signs installed throughout the city at key crosswalks, inside the New Main Library, City Hall, 
and the Powell Street BART station. At this time, Talking Signs have relatively limited 
distribution and the length of time for recorded information is quite brief, but both of these 
constraints should be lifted soon. The City has made a commitment to integrating Talking Signs 
into every new or remodeled public facility, and the technology should soon be adjusted to allow 
for up to eight hours of recorded information in the near future. 

Use simple, direct language whenever possible ~ especially to provide an overview of the 
project. Many people will benefit from this measure — individuals with limited English skills 
(including deaf people whose first language is American Sign Language) do not comprehend the 



nuances of English as well as a native speaker. Using simple language is important in both 
) audio and written formats ~ people who are low-vision or have reading problems tire easily from 

the effort of seeing and reading. 

Auxiliary listening systems can help people who are deaf or hard of hearing to access audio 
materials in a Gallery or other enclosed space. These transmit amplified sound through hearing 
aids or headsets using various systems; an audio loop is a sort of amplifier and antenna made of 
wire that sets up a magnetic field that can be picked up by some hearing aids. The wire can be 
built in or taped to floors or walls so that a person within the loop can receive sound transmitted 
by the amplifier; an infrared or wireless system transmits sound through infrared light from a 
master sound system to a wireless headset; amplified sound can also be transmitted via an FM 
radio signal. 

Maximum legibility of text is crucial if words are an important part of your artwork. This 
includes making sure there is enough contrast between the letters and their background and that 
type-size and font are considered (see Appendix C for some guidelines). It also helps to use line 
lengths that make reading easier; shorter lengths of 45-50 characters per line are preferable for 
blocks of text. When possible, text should also be mounted in areas where people can get very 
close for reading. 

Large print materials are useful for people with low vision. Handouts that describe the work in 
large type (at least 18 pt.) can be used for Gallery exhibitions and for some public art projects. 

_y Braille signage and text are useful to a limited number of people. Only an estimated 10% of 

people who are blind read Braille. Other strategies may be more useful to explore. 

Specific examples that apply these strategies will be incorporated into the final guidelines. 

** An artwork is designed of carved wood with areas of high relief that are out of reach for 
people who are blind or low vision. One way to address this problem is to create a sample panel 
of the carving and place it near the identification plaque where people can explore its tactile 
qualities. 



Accessibility: Some Preliminary Questions 

Is the site(s) being considered accessible to people using a wheelchair, walker or stroller? 



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Can my artwork be experienced through more than one sense (i.e., visual, auditory, 
tactile)? 

Can people get close to the work (approximately 3" away)? 



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** Is there enough light for individuals with low vision can see as much of the piece as 

possible? Or is there an additional light source adjacent to the artwork that can be easily C 

activated? 

** If my artwork incorporates a tactile component, can it be reached by children or people 
using wheelchairs, and is it safe and durable enough for repeated handling? 

** What type of secondary interpretation would be appropriate for my work and the space it 
is in? (large print signage or handout, audio cassette or talking sign spoken description, 
tactile model, etc?) 

** If long pieces of text are integral to my artwork, can I incorporate a short, simple 
overview that is easier for many people to read and comprehend? 

** Can I make sure that important written information or areas of fine detail are placed 

within the comfortable viewing zone for both standing and seated people (between 48" 
and 67" above the floor)? 

** If my work incorporates sound, is there a text component that describes the sound for 
people who are deaf or hard of hearing? 

** If my work is in video, film or other audiovisual media, can it be made accessible through 

an auxiliary listening system, captioning, or a written program synopsis? g 



** If the artwork is displayed in a gallery setting, is there a chair or bench or some other 
place to sit where the public can comfortably view or listen to the artwork? 



APPENDIX A 

Selected Resources on Physical Accessibility 

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (Washington, DC: Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Comphance Board). ** 

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (Washington, DC: Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board). ** 

** Both of these publications describe the current minimum standards for design, construction 
and alteration of buildings to make them accessible to people with disabilities. 

Design Guide for Universal Access to Outdoor Recreation ( Washington, DC: USDA Forest 
Service, 1993). 



APPENDIX B 

Selected Resources on Accessibility for Museums and Exhibitions 

Accessible Exhibition Design (San Francisco: SF International Airport Bureau of Exhibitions, 
Museums and Cultural Exchange, 1996). 

The Accessible Museum: Model Programs of Accessibility for Disabled and Older People 
(Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1992). 

Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design (Washington, DC: Smithsonian 
histitution, 1996). 

The Arts and 504: A Handbook for Accessible Arts Programming (Washington, DC: National 
Endowment for the Arts, 1992). 



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Notices 

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Ness Ave, Ste 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2594. 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
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^AGENDA 

Consent 

1. Motion to approve the six final poster designs for "Still Here", by the artist team of Sharon 
Siskin, Robert Corti, and Nancy LeMoins, for the Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk 
Poster Series 2001, to be installed on Market Street from November 16, 2001 to February 1, 
2002. 

2. Motion to approve the mural design by Meridian Gallery and lead artist Cynthia Rojas at the 
Heartland Hotel, comer of Larkin and Myrtle, funded by Neighborhood Beautification and 
Supervisor Mark Leno. 

3. Motion to approve the mural design by the Boys and Girls Club and lead artist Marta Ayala at 
the corner of Excelsior and Mission, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

4. Motion to approve the proposed floor installation by artist Eddie Park at the Transbay 
Terminal, funded by CalTrans. 

5. Motion to approve the mural design by artist Josef Norris on the retaining wall of Andover 
Street, between Cortland and Tompkins Streets, privately funded by Josef Norris Design. 

6. Motion to approve "Singing Praises", the mural design by artist Josef Norris at 3161 Mission 
Street, cross street Valencia, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

7. Motion to approve the removal of a mural by Wyland located at Building Q on Port Property 
contingent upon public notice as required by Callifomia Civic Code Sections 987 and 989 



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(California Art Preservation Act). 

8. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to extend contract with Atthowe Fine Art Services 
through June 30, 2002. 

9. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, with gratitude, a gift from Ethel Herst of seven 
paintings as follows: 

Germinare 1 1 c.1977, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Germinare 2 c.1975, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Germinare 3 c.1974, 60" x 86" oil on canvas 
Germinare 5 c.1975, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Untitled 1-4 c.1972, 34" x 68" oil on canvas 
Untitled 1-3 c.1973, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Townscape c.1970, 48" x 60" oil on canvas 

10. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Seyed Alavi: Speaking 
Stones, c. 2000; poetry carved into the landscape; located at the Richmond Recreation Center. 

11. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Robert Catalusci: 4 graphite 
panels and 3 metal gates, c. 2000; custom paint, stainless steel, glass; located at the MUNI 
Ways and Structures Facility. 

12. Motion to deaccession a painting by Dominique Gauthier, catalog # 1985.3, Opera Vague 3 
C.1952, 122" X 173" acrylic and oil on canvas/collage from the Civic Art Collection. 

13. Motion to transfer painting by Dominique Gauthier, Opera Vague 3 c.1952, 122" x 173" to 
Barker Pacific for installation at Hamilton Air Force Base. 

14. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural Resources 
for an amount not to exceed $66,810 for restoration of the Garfield Monument located in 
Golden Gate Park. 

n. Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Jill Manton 

Presentation of Pepe Ozan's revised design for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpasss. 

Motion: Motion to approve revised design by artist Pepe Ozan for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass 
Project. 

m. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on Status of Diller and Scofidio Project for Moscone Center 

Motion: Motion to enter into contract with Mitsubishi for manufacture and installation of LED screen 
and alfanumeric LED for a total price not to exceed $800,000 (dollar amount to be confirmed at 
meeting). 

IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

Motion: Motion to approve Gallery exhibitions by Ana Machado, Elisabeth Oppenheimer, Tania Vu, 
and Rachel Sher. 

Motion: Motion to approve Windows exhibitions by Art Academy students and SF Art Institute 
students. 



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Motion: Motion to approve exhibition reimbursement payments not to exceed $2,000 to Ana 
Machado. 

V. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

The Gold Rush Trail 

Presentation of the design concept for The Gold Rush Trail for downtown San Francisco. 

Submitted by Bob Burger representing The Gold Rush Trail Foundation 

Possible Action: 

Motion to approve the design concept for The Gold Coast Trail. 
Motion to disapprove the design concept for The Gold Coast Trail. 

VI. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on design progress to date. 

Motion: Motion to approve Mildred Howard's final design and mock-up for the Fillmore Bridge 
Public Art Project. 

Vn. Visitation Valley Club House 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on selection process and artist recommendation for the new Visitation Valley Club 

House Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation and to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Victor Mario Zaballa for an amount not to exceed 
$30,000. 

Vm. Union Square 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on new artist contract strategy for R.M. Fischer's work at Union Square. 

IX. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of proposals by Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster Series 2002 finalists Seyed 

Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and Synne Bull, and Megan Wilson. 

Motion: Motion to approve the four finalists Seyed Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and Synne 
Bull, and Megan Wilson who were recommended by the Artist Selection Panel for the Market Street 
Art in Transit Kiosk Poster Series 2002. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into separate contracts with the 
four artists Seyed Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and Synne Bull for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Kiosk Poster Series 2002 in an amount not to exceed $8,500 per contract. 

X. 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of finalist Isis Rodriguez's proposal as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel for 

the art enrichment project for the 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 



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Motion: Motion to approve the proposal by artist Isis Rodriguez for the art enrichment project for the 
23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Isis 
Rodriguez in an amount not to exceed $19,000 for the art enrichment project for the 23rd & Treat 
New Park and Clubhouse. 

XI. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Neighborhood Identity Project selection report. 

Motion: Motion to approve the History Project Selection Panel's recommendation of either the team 
of Ann Chamberlain and Bernie Lubell, Lewis deSoto, or Susan Schwartzenburg, to be 
commissioned to develop a project proposal to incorporate historical photos and artifacts as well as 
contemporary photographs and other materials into an art project for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Motion: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement for $10,000 with the 
any of the three artists recommended by the Selection Panel, the team of Ann Chamberlain and 
Bernie Lubell, Lewis deSoto, or Susan Schwartzenburg, to develop a project proposal to incorporate 
historical photos and artifacts as well as contemporary photographs and other materials into an art 
project for Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Xn. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Discussion of staff proposal to acquire a sculpture by Deborah Butterfield for Boarding Area C, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

Motion: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement for $7,500 with 
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design and engineer the footing for the installation of Yin Yang, a 
sculpture by Robert Arneson, and San Francisco International Airport. 

Xm. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Project update 

XrV. New Business 

XV. Old Business 

XVI. Adjournment 

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The Gold Rush Trail Foundation 

57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 
(415)981-4849 



riie Honorable Willie Brown 
Chairman 

Officers & Directors 
Robert E. Burger 

President 
Karold P. Anderson 

Vice President 
[iarrison Beardsley 

Chief Financial Officer, 

Recording Secretary 
i^obert Cameron 
Donna Miller Casey 
Robert Chandler 

Vice President, History 
David Hobler 
Vlel Lee 
Fonetta Leek 

Vice President, Education 
Duncan Kiiowles 
iaig Mardikian 
Vlichael McCone 
A'alter S. Newman 

Vice President, Development 
v'erlinda C. Rose 

Vice President, Counsel 

& Corporate Secretary 
anies W. Shaiuion 
vlargaret E. Van Camp 

Idvisory Committee 
udson Callaghan 
liomas Cooke 
)onald Dezordo 
ared Dreyfus 
•lervin Field 
ilair Fuller 
.Ian Grosh 
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my HoUowal 
leve Jacobs 
Itarshall Kilduff 
"itz Maytag 

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aldcmar Rojas 

)uise Sampson 

irah Scott 

illiam Sharon 

larlotte Mailliard Swig 

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jnlyn Wong 



Proposal to the Arts Commission 
City of San Francisco 



Re: Design of Gold Line for the Gold Rush Trail 



William Sharon, President 
September 19, 2001 



An outdoor museum of San Francisco 's heritage 



Proposal for Review by the Arts Commission, San Francisco 

The Gold Rush Trail 

September 19, 2001 



Background 

Civic base: The Gold Rush Trail, modeled on the Freedom Trail in Boston, was 
originated as a concept by The Mechanics' Institute in the early 1990s, as a means 
of expressing the civic involvement of this, the oldest public-benefit foundation 
in the City (est. 1854). When the California Historical Society moved to its 
present downtown location, these two institutions jointly sponsored the Trail by 
resolutions adopted by both boards. Among the founding directors of the Gold 
Rush Trail Foundation in 1996 were the executive director of the CHS, a trustee 
of the Mechanics' Institute, the executive director of the Society of California 
Pioneers, a representative of the San Francisco Unified School District, and 
business men and women from Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Union 
Bank of California. 

Essential elements: The above three historic San Francisco banks provided the 
first funding of the GRT foundation. The board recognized at the beginning that 
long-term success would be dependent on three factors, which the Freedom Trail 
Foundation and the National Park Service had stressed in consultation with us: 

■ formal education programs in the schools related to the trail 

■ a well-marked route as a foundation for historic exploration 

■ focus on significant history and discovery rather than old cliches 

A continuous, painted red line ("the blood of patriots"), now replaced by a 
double row of bricks in many locations, was the distinctive route design of the 
Freedom Trail. A multi-year study by the National Park Service (which funds the 
Freedom Trail) demonstrated conclusively that this bold design has become an 
international symbol in Boston and is essential to both tourism and education. 

Why formal education? Simply put, because long-term support from the 
community can be assured only by an overriding public benefit: not simply 
bringing school children to hands-on examination of their history, but opening 
up opportunities to children who would not otherwise experience this part of 
our urban environment. 

Defining mission: The Gold Rush Trail opens up to visitors and to school 
children the City's historic districts in a compelling educational experience, and 
adds to the inventory of these resources by developing new historic markers. 



Progress 

The GRT Foundation, in the five years since its incorporation in 1996, has 
achieved the following benchmarks: 

■ exploration of the City's historic districts to identify and catalog 
plaques, monuments, public spaces, historic buildings, and free 
educational facilities within the six general regions of the trail 

■ creation of a trail plan to encompass these sites, and to test this route 
for acceptance by various groups 

■ geosatellite positioning of the route to identify any possible hazards 

■ review of every foot of the trail by an engineer for ADA approval 

■ public hearing open to all residents, businesses and property owners 

■ creation of website for general and school use (goldrushtrail.org) 

■ creation of educational materials and brochures based on above, 
including two videotapes and several audiotapes 

■ pilot programs for schools conducted by SFUSD personnel at two of 
our six locations ("imagination stations") 

■ lesson plans developed for all six "imagination stations" 

■ first lesson plan approved by State Department of Education 

■ creation of pioneer "talking plaque" ~ a display case with built-in 
digital audio chip and a cranking device to power it 

■ research into several important historic points of interest for which 
plaques or monuments would be desirable 

Next Goals 

The implementation of the gold line, in one form or another, is clearly the next 
threshold challenge of the foundation. This goal has been postponed for several 
reasons: a misunderstanding of the procedures of the Board of Supervisors, 
dedication of our efforts primarily to development of educational materials, and 
opposition from the "Barbary Coast Trail," which has put in place a series of 
plaques at various street corners. There was a concern that the gold line might in 
some areas of the City im.pinge upon those plaques. These are not the issues here. 

The final design of the Gold Rush Trail is the major point of this proposal. How that 
design is realized will affect the accomplishment of the above goals. There are 
two issues involved in this design: (1) the benefits of a continuous line and (2) the 
actual layout of such a line. 



First issue: a continuous line 

In response to a request from the Department of Public Works, the foundation 
put down a pilot line on New Montgomery Street in front of the Palace Hotel. 
(See photograph next page.) This is a four-inch- wide, continuous gold line of an 
epoxy formulated by Sierra Performance Coatings, San Mateo, California. (This 
same epoxy was developed for use by NASA on space vehicles. It was recently 
used to repaint USS Hornet, the aircraft carrier based at Alameda.) 

In the eight months since this line was painted, there has been only positive 
feedback from the general public. An issue was raised by a member of the 
current board of supervisors, who thought that a continuous line of any kind 
might discourage "exploration." Also, the epoxy was not well adapted to the 
surface on this particular stretch of sidewalk, which is not normal concrete. This 
test showed that a primer would be needed to achieve durability and true color. 

The experience in Boston (and, indeed, at the luminous line along the 
Embarcadero) shoves that a continuous line need not be limiting but rather offer a 
starting point for discovery. Yet as a result of this test, an advisory committee of 
urban designers, architects, and property owners in the area suggested that there 
were reasons to consider improvements in how the line is implemented. 

Second issue: Spacing the Line and Marking Historic Points 

Our advisory committee examined the stretch of sidewalk along Market Street 
from Montgomery to the Embarcadero, which is the longest single pathway of 
the trail. This is entirely brick, in a herringbone pattern. The committee felt that a 
continuous line painted over this surface would be ragged in appearance because 
of the unevenness of the bricks and mortar. They suggested that the brick 
surfaces, running parallel to Market Street, should be painted in a line such that 
there would be a space the length of a brick between the painted bricks. (See 
photograph of brick pattern near the 'Shoreline' plaque, next page.) 

Similarly, this committee suggested that a rectangular or square shape could 
be the method of identifying historic sites. This is a secondary issue, but requires 
further study about how such a shape would be carried out on a concrete 
surface, and how the site could be adequately identified (by bronze embedded in 
the sidewalk, for example; see photograph, next page, of the brick pattern and 
site location plaque of the Freedom Trail, Boston.) 

The committee agreed with the board of the CRT foundation that only 
historical information be contained on the sidewalk plaques. In short, there 
should be no commercial or sponsorship identification. 

The board accepted the idea of this committee that the arrangement of bricks 
along Market Street presents a meaningful way of carrying out a line, suggesting 
gold ingots, for example. This pattern would then be the template for other, 
concrete sidewalks. (See accompanying literature for location of the gold line.) 




Top: Gold Rush Trail "ingot" 
design as it might look at shoreline 
plaque, Sansome and Market 

Right: Test line. Palace Hotel 

Bottom: Freedom Trail double- 
Brick design and historic plaque 




Request for approval 

The board of the Gold Rush Trail Foundation respectfully requests approval of 
the idea of a continuous gold line, one brick wide and spaced by the length of a 
brick between bricks. The exact color of 'gold' will be achieved by using a good 
primer to offer background reflection through the gold epoxy. As indicated in 
the accompanying materials, the line follows in general the original shoreline of 
the Bay, including South of Market, and extends into North Beach ~ some 3.2 
miles in all. 

If necessary, the GRT foundation will provide another pilot of such a line, in 
the epoxy to be used over the whole trail, on a suitable portion of Market Street. 



Respectfully submitted, 

William Sharon 

President 

The Gold Rush Trail Foundation 



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Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Stanlee Gatti, 
Dede Wilsey. 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Jessica Goodson, Rupert 
Jenkins, Anna Kvinsland, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3: 15 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

1. Motion to approve the six final poster designs for "Still Here", by the artist team of Sharon 
Siskin, Robert Corti, and Nancy LeMoins, for the Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Kiosk Poster Series 2001, to be installed on Market Street from November 16, 2001 to 
February 1,2002. 

2. Motion to approve the mural design by Meridian Gallery and lead artist Cynthia Rojas at 
the Heartland Hotel, corner of Larkin and Myrtle, funded by Neighborhood Beautification 
and Supervisor Mark Leno. 

3. Motion to approve the mural design by the Boys and Girls Club and lead artist Marta Ayala 
at the corner of Excelsior and Mission, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

4. Motion to approve the proposed floor installation by artist Eddie Park at the Transbay 
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5. Motion to approve the mural design by artist Josef Norris on the retaining wall of Andover 
Street, between Cortland and Tompkins Streets, privately funded by Josef Norris Design. 

6. Motion to approve "Singing Praises", the mural design by artist Josef Norris at 3 161 
Mission Street, cross street Valencia, funded by Neighborhood Beautification. 

7. Motion to approve the removal of a mural by Wyland located at Building Q on Port 
Property contingent upon public notice as required by Callifornia Civic Code Sections 987 
and 989 (California Art Preservation Act). 

8. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to extend contract with Atthowe Fine Art 
Services through June 30, 2002. 

9. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, with gratitude, a gift from Ethel Herst of 
seven paintings as follows: 

Germinare 1 1 c.1977, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Germinare 2 c.1975, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Germinare 3 c.1974, 60" x 86" oil on canvas 
Germinare 5 c.1975, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Untitled 1-4 c.1972, 34" x 68" oil on canvas 
Untitled 1-3 c.1973, 60" x 72" oil on canvas 
Townscape c.1970, 48" x 60" oil on canvas 

10. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Seyed Alavi: Speaking 
Stones, c. 2000; poetry carved into the landscape; located at the Richmond Recreation 
Center. 

11. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection an installation by Robert Catalusci: 4 
graphite panels and 3 metal gates, c. 2000; custom paint, stainless steel, glass; located at the 
MUNI Ways and Structures Facility. 

12. Motion to deaccession a painting by Dominique Gauthier, catalog # 1985.3, Opera Vague 3 
C.1952, 122" X 173" acrylic and oil on canvas/collage from the Civic Art Collection. 

13. Motion to transfer painting by Dominique Gauthier, Opera Vague 3 c.1952, 122" x 173" to 
Barker Pacific for installation at Hamilton Air Force Base. 

14. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural 
Resources for an amount not to exceed $66,810 for restoration of the Garfield Monument 
located in Golden Gate Park. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

2. Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reminded the Commissioners how last spring they 
reviewed a design proposal of Queztacoal, the mythic plumed serpent, by artist Pepe Ozan for the 
Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project. Unfortunately, the structural engineering requirements or 
the original sculptural portal design were untenable given the $10,000 total art budget. Ms. 
Manton explained that Mr. Ozan was at the meeting today to present a revised design for the 
Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpasss. 

Mr. Ozan explained that "Invocation", his new design of two dancing figures, was based on the 
multi-ethnic notion of dancing in order to receive spirits. The sculpture, to be installed at the East 
and West ends of the Highway 101 overpass, would be created out of perforated steel that would 
be sandblasted and powder coated. 

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high artistic quality, he was sorry to lose the mythic and symbolic quality of the Queztacoal 
sculpture that he felt was more specific to the neighborhood. Commissioner Stermer and 
Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon agreed with Commissioner Guggenheim. Given the concerns 
of the Commission, Ms. Manton asked Mr. Ozan if he would be willing to create a new design 
that was more mythological in origin. Mr. Ozan agreed that he would consider the concerns of the 
Commission and return to the next meeting with a new design. 

The following motion was removed: 

Motion: Motion to approve revised design by artist Pepe Ozan for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle 

Overpass Project. 

Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Ms. Manton reported on the status of the Diller and Scofidio project for the Moscone Center. 
Mitsubishi has given a quote not to exceed $800,000 which includes the manufacture and 
installation of a LED screen and alphanumeric LED that will face the outside and inside of the 
building respectively. Mitsubishi will soon start working with PolXWest and Diller & Scofidio's 
engineer. Ms. Manton said that CalOSHA originally required the addition of a catwalk behind the 
screen so that it could be easily accessed for maintenance, but instead, they have now agreed that 
a portable scissor lift will be acceptable. Ms Manton is confident in Mitsubishi's quality and will 
seek a sole source exemption for Mitsubishi from the Human Rights Commission because of their 
proprietary patented technology. Commissioner Guggenheim asked about a maintenance contract 
and Ms. Manton replied that she would attempt to negotiate a 10 year maintenance and parts 
contract with Mitsubishi at her upcoming meeting with company representatives. 

Motion: Motion to enter into contract with Mitsubishi for manufacture and installation of LED 
screen and alfanumeric LED for a total price not to exceed $800,000 (dollar amount to be 
confirmed at meeting). 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reminded the Commissioners that the Murphy-Cadogan show 
runs through mid-October, while the new installation award show, curated by Mark Dion and 
Toby Kamps, begins October 24th. The artists featured in this show are Ana Machado, Elisabeth 
Oppenheimer, and Tania Vu. Ms. Oppenheimer and Ms. Vu have proposed to create a research 
station featuring plants that studies current and future environmental degradation. Ms. Machado 
proposed to create a mosaic and video installation using and featuring Chicle chewing gum. 

Mr. Jenkins announced that artist Rachel Sher will have a show at the gallery in January. Ms. 
Sher's artwork deals with memory, cognition, and self-identity. Accompanying the exhibit will be 
a small show by artists Asha Schechter and Allison Shields. The artists' current projects invite a 
general audience to question how objects or appearances help decide who you really are. 

And finally, Mr. Jenkins informed the Commissioners about a project by Art Academy students 
and SF Art Institute students that will be featured in December as a 525 Grove Street Windows 
exhibition. Curator Donna Schumacher will encourage the students to create works that are 
reflective of a current issue affecting life in the Bay Area. 



Motion: Motion to approve Gallery exhibitions by Ana Machado, Elisabeth Oppenheimer, Tania 
Vu, and Rachel Sher, Asha Schechter, Allison Shields. 
Moved: Guggenheim /Stauffacher Solomon 



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Motion: Motion to approve Windows exhibitions by Art Academy students and SF Art Institute 

students. 

Moved: Guggenheim /Stauffacher Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition reimbursement payments not to exceed $2,000 to Ana 

Machado. 

Moved: Stauffacher Solomon /Stermer 

5. Collections 

There was no Collections report. 

The following motions were removed: 

Motion to approve the design concept for The Gold Coast Trail. 

Motion to disapprove the design concept for The Gold Coast Trail. 

6. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar gave a staff report on the final design for the Fillmore Bridge 
project. It has been decided that Mildred Howard's piece will consist of three different shades of 
blue glass panels in three sections. Each section will be comprised of three sheets of glass 
laminated together for a total of nine sheets of glass per panel. The poem by Quincy Troupe will 
- be sandblasted onto the exterior side of the glass. Commissioner Stermer asked about anti-graffiti 
coating and Ms. Dunbar said that such a coating would be used on the interior/pedestrian side of 
the bridge. Ms. Dunbar said that the artist has recommended that the bridge be lit by blue-tinted 
flood-lights and that blue lighting be installed under the bridge so as to produce an all-over blue 
effect. 



Motion: Motion to approve Mildred Howard's final design and mock-up for the Fillmore Bridge 
Public Art Project, pending staff approval of artist proposed revisions. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon /Stermer 

Visitation Valley Club House 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported that Victor Mario Zaballa was selected as the artist for the 
Visitation Valley Club House project. Mr. Zaballa's proposed design for the club house is a set of 
gates inspired by the farming history of the Visitation Valley neighborhood and its use of 
windmills. Ms. Dunbar showed the Commissioners Mr. Zaballa's windmill gate proposal for the 
Club House's main entrance and adjoining playground entrance. The gate will be constructed out 
of powder coated cut steel. A color has not yet been selected. Ms. Dunbar concluded her report by 
noting that the bids for the new facility had come in high and the Rec and Park Department was 
considering rejecting all bids and readvertizing the project early next year. She offered to provide 
another update when the project was back on schedule. 

Motion: Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation and to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Victor Mario Zaballa for an amount not to exceed 

$30,000. 

Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

Union Square 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reminded the Commissioners that this project has been delayed 
while bonds were sold to fund the Square's renovation. Funds to fabricate R.M. Fischer's artwork 
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City's standard contractual indemnification clause. Ms. Dunbar said that the Arts Commission was 
trying to resolve this impasse by trying to purchase the sculptures from Mr. Fischer using a 
purchase order agreement. The installation of the sculptures will be handled by Union Square's 
general contractor, Cahill Construction. 

9. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented proposals by Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster 
Series 2002 finalists Seyed Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and Synne Bull, and Megan 
Wilson. Seyed Alavi proposed creating composite images of people photographed along Market 
Street. J.R.R. Blevins proposed to create six images that are related to six different areas along 
Market Street. Dragan Miletic and Synne Bull's proposal includes installing reflective film that is 
attached to cardboard back with holes to give the effect of a theatrical mirror. Megan Wilson 
proposed the creation of six different hand-painted designs featuring the word "home" in six 
different languages. 

Motion: Motion to approve the four finahsts Seyed Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and 
Synne Bull, and Megan Wilson who were recommended by the Artist Selection Panel for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster Series 2002. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon /Stermer 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into separate contracts with 
the four artists Seyed Alavi, J.R.R. Blevins, Dragan Miletic and Synne Bull and Megan Wilson 
for the Market Street Art in Transit Kiosk Poster Series 2002 in an amount not to exceed $8,500 
per contract. 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

10. 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse 

Project Manager Judy Moran presented finalist Isis Rodriguez's proposal for the art enrichment 
project for the 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. Ms. Moran reminded the Commissioners 
that the Clubhouse was fully designed by the time the Arts Commission was notified of the 
project. Given the situation, Ms. Rodriguez has proposed creating a series of tile mosaics based on 
the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly to be installed on the retaining walls surrounding 
the park. Ms. Rodriguez will be working on the project with tile artist Ruth O'Day. Commissioner 
Guggenheim commented that he would like to see the final design and added that he hoped there 
would be an added level of detail and sophistication that he didn't see in the proposal. 
Commissioner Stermer mentioned that he was concerned with the placement of the tiles at the 
base of the wall. He suggested that the tiles be installed higher up on the corners where they 
would be better viewed. Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon also commented that the placement 
of the tile could perhaps better compliment or emphasize architectural features of the wall. The 
Commissioners also commented that they would encourage the artist to reconsider the coloration 
of her public artwork to be more consistent with the artwork that was the basis of her selection. 

Motion: Motion to approve the proposal by artist Isis Rodriguez for the art enrichment project for 
the 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with artist Isis 
Rodriguez in an amount not to exceed $19,000 for the art enrichment project for the 23rd & Treat 
New Park and Clubhouse. 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 



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1 1 . Laguna Honda Hospital 

Project Manager Susan Pontious announced that artist Lewis de Soto had been selected as the 
finalist for the Laguna Honda Hospital History Project. Ms. Pontious added that Commissioner 
Cochran will represent the Arts Commission at the upcoming Neighborhood Identity and Various 
Projects panel to be held on September 28th. 

Motion: Motion to approve the History Project Selection Panel's recommendation of Lewis deSoto, 

to be commissioned to develop a project proposal to incorporate historical photos and artifacts as 

well as contemporary photographs and other materials into an art project for Laguna Honda 

Hospital. 

Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

Motion: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement for $10,000 with the 
artist recommended by the Selection Panel, Lewis deSoto, to develop a project proposal to 
incorporate historical photos and artifacts as well as contemporary photographs and other 
materials into an art project for Laguna Honda Hospital. 
Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

12. Airport 

Project Manager Susan Pontious explained the staff proposal to acquire a sculpture by Deborah 
Butterfield for Boarding Area C, San Francisco International Airport. Ms. Butterfield, a student of 
Manual Neri and the late Robert Arneson, is famous for her bronze horse figures. The sculpture 
that Ms. Pontious has identified is eight feet tall and costs $200,000. She thinks an ideal location 
for the sculpture would be against the travertine wall at the end of the corridor of Boarding Area 
C. After viewing photographs of the sculpture, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to proceed 
with the purchase. This item will be brought to the commission for a formal vote at next month's 
Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

Motion: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement for $7,500 with 
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design and engineer the footing for the installation of Yin Yang, a 
sculpture by Robert Arneson, and San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon /Stermer 

13. Zoo 

Project Manager Susan Pontious updated the Commissioners on the zoo projects. David 
Anderson, Zoo Director, has expressed an interest in acquiring more bronze frogs to be installed 
along Zoo Street. The cost of the project has been increased and Ms. Pontious is now modifying 
Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's original contract to reflect the increased budget and scope of 
work. 

Ms. Pontious reported that given Mr. Anderson's desire for work that more directly related to 
animals and conservation, she was not optimistic that Ned Kahn's work would ever meet his 
approval. Ms. Pontious said that over the next month, she would be discussing with Mr. Kahn 
whether or not he would continue to be involved in the project. 



14. New Business 

Project Manager Tonia Macneil asked the Commissioners to review her memorandum concerning 
the completion of a 65 foot tile mosaic at Otis Street and the motion that will be on the full 
commission agenda regarding the increased contracts for the artists still involved in the MUNI bus 
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15. Old Business 

16. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, 10/31/01 
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L Consent 

1 . Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to extend contract with Eugene Daub for a 
bronze portrait plaque until 12/31/02. 

2. Motion to accept "A Flower Inside Us Grows", mosaic and painted tile artwork by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center artists Susan Kelk Cervantes, Peter Carpou and Carolyna Marks, 
located in the sidewalk at 150 Otis Street, into the Civic Art Collection. 

2. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

Discussion and possible motion to approve or disapprove the Rape of Nanking exhibition 
proposed for City Hall. 

Motion: Motion to approve gallery exhibitions by Terry Mason, John Leanos, Rigo 01, and Lise 
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Motion: Motion to approve November/December 2001 Windows exhibition (artists names to 
come). 



3. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

Presentation: Sue Chang for the Friends of Moscone Park and artists Johnathan Beery and Lisa 

Roberson. 

Proposed gift of two sculptures to Moscone Park children's play area by Friends of Moscone Park. 

Explanatory Document: Project Summary 

4. Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

//// Manton 

Presentation of Pepe Ozan's revised design for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpasss. 

Motion: Motion to approve revised design by artist Pepe Ozan for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle 
Overpass Project. 

5. Laguna Honda Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Neighborhood Identity Artist Selection Report. 

Motion: Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement for $10,000 
(plus travel allowance) with each of the following artists selected for the Laguna Honda 
Neighborhood Identity Project: Beliz Brother, the team of Ann Chamberlain and Bemie Lubell, 
Cliff Garten, Terry Hoff, Arlan Huang, Igarashi Takenobu, and Owen Smith. 

6. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Motion: Motion to purchase "Untitled #2418", a bronze sculpture by Deborah Butterfield, for 
$175,000 for San Francisco International Airport, pending Airport approval. 

7. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to terminate with appreciation Ned Kahn's continued involvement with the Zoo 
Project. 



8. New Business 

9. Old Business 
10. Adjournment 

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FRIENDS OF MOSCONE PARK AND RECREATION CENTER 

ART ENRICHMENT 
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In spring of 1999, The Friends of Moscone Park and Recreation Center began envisioning a new 
playground. A complete renovation of the west playground, located at 1800 Chestnut Street in 
the Marina District, was deemed necessary by both the neighborhood and the San Francisco 
Recreation and Park Department. Neighbors who were interested in the Playground Renovation 
formed a Playground Task Force. The task force agreed that tliey would like for the playground 
to follow a marina/maritime theme. 

Of particular importance to the task force was that an art enrichment component be included in 
tiie grassy area of the playground designated for infants and toddlers. An. art enrichment 
committee consisting of six members was then formed. The committee envisioned sculptures 
that would encourage interaction between small children and their care providers. They also felt 
that it was important that the sculptures provide tactile as well as visual stimulation. 

The playground renovation plans also included a "Seat Wall." The art enrichment committee 
saw this as an opportunity to encourage communit>' participation by coordinating a "community 
builf ' tile wall. The Moscone community will be asked to make a donation and, in return, will be 
allowed to decorate a tile for the tile wall. The monies raised could be used to pay for the tile 
wall, with any excess dollars going to support the sculptures. 

In February 2001, The Friends of Moscone Park and Recreation put out a "call for artists." This 
request was posted at Moscone Recreation Center, several business establishments on Chestnut 
Street and was distributed to the membership via the Internet. The membership was asked to 
forward the call for artists to qualified candidates. The call for artists was also published free of 
charge for t^vo consecutive months in both the Marina Times and North Beach Journal 
neighborhood newspapers. In early May, all interested parties were mailed information on the 
project and were asked to fill out an application and to submit a brief proposal. 

In June, the Art Enrichment Committee, along with DPW architect John Thomas and Recreation 
and Park Supervisors Sharon Moyer and Gloria Koch-Gonzales, met with those artists who had 
submitted proposals for the sculptures. After meeting with five artists, tlie committee 
unanimously selected the proposal submitted by Johnathan Beery and Lisa Roberson. Johnathan 
and Lisa's proposal exemplified the spirit of our vision and their level professionalism was 
unsurpassed. 

The Committee met one more time and selected two of the four sculptures proposed by 
Johnathan and Lisa. The committee chose the starfish and the sea turtle. After speaking with 
members of the Recreation and Park Maintenance Staff and the San Francisco Art Commission, 
the committee selected bronze as the medium of choice. 



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Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer, Dede Wilsey; Absent: 
Stanlee Gatti 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Rupert Jenkins, Anna 
Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan Pontious, 
Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

1 . Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to extend contract with Eugene Daub for a bronze 
portrait plaque until 12/31/02. 

2. Motion to accept "A Flower Inside Us Grows", mosaic and painted tile artwork by Precita Eyes 
Mural Arts Center artists Susan Kelk Cervantes, Peter Carpou and Carolyna Marks, located in the 
sidewalk at 150 Otis Street, into the Civic Art Collection. 

Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
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2. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that on September 14th Supervisor Yee called him to ask 
that the City Hall exhibition space be reserved for the Rape of Nanking exhibition. Mr. Jenkins 
said that while City Hall exhibitions are generally done in-house, he saw two issues at hand with 
Supervisor Yee's request. First, all gallery exhibitions are reviewed by a Curatorial Coirmiittee 
prior to recommendation to the Visual Arts Committee. As of today, Mr. Jenkins had still not 
received any visual materials regarding the exhibit. Secondly, proposed exhibitions are judged on 
the suitability of the subject as well as artistic merit and representation. Without visual material, 
Mr. Jenkins is unable to make even a preliminary judgement. 

Supervisor Yee said that Poland Hung and Dennis Wong, representatives from the Chinese 
Holocaust Museum present at the meeting today, asked him to find a venue for their exhibition. 
He thought that the City Hall gallery would be suitable, and the Mayor said that as long as the 
material was honest and truthful, he would also give his support. 

Ms. Hung began by saying that this exhibition represented an important issue for the Chinese 
American Community, and that the purpose of the exhibit was not to promote hatred, but to 
cherish the peace. Although she was not able to produce any photographs of the exhibit, she 
assured the Commissioners that the exhibit would be presented in an artistic manner, and that 
educational materials would accompany the exhibit. 

Mr. Wong said that the Rape of Nanking exhibit was a tremendous historic, artistic, and 
humanitarian lesson for all the citizens of San Francisco. Mr. Wong said that the exhibit would 
teach our children to love and not hate. 

Mr. Jenkins thanked Supervisor Yee, Ms. Hung, and Mr. Wong for attending the meeting today, 
but said that in order to begin the formal approval process, he would first need to obtain visual 
materials of the exhibit. Mr. Jenkins mentioned that if City Hall tumed out to be an unsuitable 
venue for the exhibition, that the Veteran's Hall, with an expansive lobby suitable for large 
exhibits, be pursued. 

To conclude the Gallery report, Mr. Jenkins presented slides of work by Terry Mason and John 
Leanos. Terry Mason has proposed creating an interactive artwork for the gallery about clothing 
and identity. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to approve gallery exhibitions by Terry Mason and John Leanos. 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

The following motion was removed. 

Motion: Motion to approve November/December 2001 Windows exhibition (artists names to 

come). 

3. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane introduced a proposed gift to the City by the 
Friends of Moscone Park to be installed at Moscone Park at the corner of Chestnut and Buchanan. 
Ms. Lehane said that Sue Chang, a member of the Friends of Moscone, John Thomas, the project 
architect, and Lisa Roberson and Johnathan Beery, project artists, were all here today to present 
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Ms. Chang said that children from the community would be invited to paint tiles for the mosaic 
seat wall as a fundraiser for the project. Using architectural plans, John Thomas showed the 
Commissions where the proposed artwork would be installed. He stressed that safety and 
placement were his key concerns. Lisa Roberson gave details of the sculptures such as 
dimensions, proposed materials, theme, and theme selection process. The sculptures will be of a 
Leatherback sea turtle and a Pink Short-Spined Starfish, two species indigenous to the Bay Area. 
The tile mosaic wall will feature marine and maritime themes. Ms. Roberson said three methods 
of installing the sculptures are currently being investigated: on a concrete base in direct contact 
with the ground; on a rubber play surface; and mounted on natural stone. Mr. Thomas mentioned 
that natural stone was DPW's choice, and Ms. Lehane added that sculptures installed in direct 
contact with the ground require high maintenance. Mr. Beery reported that Don Rich Studios in 
Oakland had been selected to cast the work because of their interest in the project, eye for detail, 
and patina choices. Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon and Commissioner Stermer expressed 
their enthusiastic approval of the project as presented. They expressed a preference for the work 
being installed to appear on the ground. Ms. Lehane asked if the Commissioners would want to 
see the design for the seat wall before the community proceeds and they responded that they 
would want to see the design as it developed further. 

Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpass Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton introduced artist Pepe Ozan to present his revised design 
for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle Overpasss. Mr. Ozan's new design is based on Eagle Warrior, a 
mythological human and bird-like Aztec figure. Commissioner Guggenheim thanked Mr. Ozan 
for his patience and perseverance and said that his new design was definitely more in line with 
what the Commissioners had hoped. Commissioner Stermer asked if it would be possible to 
incorporate Aztec designs into the pedestal, and Mr. Ozan said that it was indeed possible since he 
will be constructing the concrete molds himself. Public Art Program Director Jill Manton added 
that Mr. Ozan's sculpture would be placed on a four-foot high pedestal and would be 10 feet high 
by 9 feet wide. Mr. Ozan added that the sculpture would be constructed from perforated, powder- 
coated steel. Mr. Ozan assured the Commissioners that even though the feathers and their 
connection to the arm of the figure looked fragile, they would be very strong and soUd. 

Motion: Motion to approve revised design by artist Pepe Ozan for the Cesar Chavez Bicycle 

Overpass Project. 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

Laguna Honda Hospital 

Using the architectural plans, Project Manager Susan Pontious showed the Commissioners where 
the artwork for the Neighborhood Identity project would be installed in the new Laguna Honda 
Hospital. There will be 20 "neighborhoods", or residential floors, with two artists per tower. The 
artists selected for this project are Beliz Brother, the team of Ann Chamberlain and Bemie Lubell, 
Cliff Garten, Terry Hoff, Arlan Huang, Igarashi Takenobu, and Owen Smith. Ms. Pontious 
showed examples of the artists' work. 

Motion: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement for $10,000 (plus 
travel allowance) with each of the following artists selected for the Laguna Honda Neighborhood 
Identity Project: Beliz Brother, the team of Ann Chamberlain and Bemie Lubell, Cliff Garten, 
Terry Hoff, Arlan Huang, Igarashi Takenobu, and Owen Smith. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon/ Stermer 

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sculpture by Deborah Butterfield. Ms. Pontious is proposing that the Arts Commission purchase 
this piece for the San Francisco International Airport. The Commissioners liked the piece very 
much. Commissioner Stermer asked if there would be any problems getting the sculpture through 
the front door. Ms. Pontious said that the South Bridge has a large enough entrance and that it 
would not be a problem. 

Motion: Motion to purchase "Untitled #2418", a bronze sculpture by Deborah Butterfield, for 
$175,000 for San Francisco International Airport, pending Airport approval. 
Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

7. Zoo 

Ms. Pontious reported that due to the fact that Zoo administration would not approve any of Mr. 
Kahn's designs, she, Ms. Manton, and artist Ned Kahn have all agreed that Mr. Kahn will be 
released from this project. Ms. Pontious has investigated the possibility of using the remaining art 
enrichment funds from this project for a different project. She has in mind either expanding the 
commission of Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren, or looking at the work of Gwynn Murrill, one of 
the other finalists from the original zoo competition. Ms. Pontious is in the process of researching 
price range and scale for the new project. 

Motion: Motion to terminate with appreciation Ned Kahn's continued involvement with the Zoo 

Project. 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon - 

8. New Business 

Commissioner Stermer congratulated Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs and Debra 
Lehane who were winners of the City's Managerial Excellence award. 

9. Old Business 

Ms. Manton reported that she is still in the process of securing sole source status from the Human 
Rights Commission for Mitsubishi. Due to Mitsubishi's proprietary system and unique capability, 
Ms. Manton's believes that Mitsubishi is eligible for the waiver. Originally HRC agreed to sign 
the waiver, but now HRC is asking that Mitsubishi agree to the City's benefits for domestic 
partners policy. Ms. Manton didn't think that Mitsubishi could agree to that. She promised to 
provide a report on this matter at the next meeting. 

10. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, 1/15/02 
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L Consent 

1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify contract with artist Ray 
Beldner for the restoration of his artwork Playland Revisited on the MUNI F Line, for an 
increase of $29,550 and a total amount not to exceed $46,550. 

2. Motion to authorize payment to artist Vicki Saulls for a total amount of $2,500 to develop 
additional designs for North Beach Pool. 

3. Motion to approve final payment to Joe Mangrum for completion of "Layla" and 
"Swingdaddy", as part of the MUNI Mission Street Sidewalk Enhancement Project, pending 
submission of required reports and documentation. 

4. Motion to accept "Layla" and "Swingdaddy" by Joe Mangrum into the Civic Art Collection 
of the City and County of San Francisco. 

2. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

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Motion: Motion to accept or decline Nanking exhibition proposal for City Hall. 

Review of Grove Street Windows proposal for December 2001 exhibition. 

Motion: Motion to approve Grove Street Windows proposal for December 2001 exhibition. 

Review of exhibition materials by Lise Swenson/TILT and Rigo 2001 for Gallery show. 
Motion: Motion to approve exhibitions by Lise Swenson/TILT and Rigo 2001 for Gallery show. 



3. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

Moscone Park Tile Wall: Artist presentation of proposed tile design for Moscone Park seat wall. 
Motion: Motion to approve the tile wall design for Moscone Park by artists Jonathan Berry and 
Lisa Robertson. 

4. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on status of Mitsubishi contract 

5. Upcoming Art Enrichment Projects 

Jill Manton 

Library Bond Projects 
Conservatory of Flowers 
Helen Wills Recreation Center 
Eureka Valley Recreation Center 



6. New P.U.C. Project: Pulgas Water Temple 

Nina Dunbar 
New project report 



7. 525 Golden Gate Avenue New City Office Building 

Jill Manton 

Report on Artist Proposals 

8. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Project Update 

Motion: Motion to approve Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's final design for "Split Mound" at the 
San Francisco Zoo. 



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Judy Moran 



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Artist Isis Rodriguez will present her revised tile mosaic design proposal to be installed on 
retaining walls at the 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised tile mosaic design proposal by artist Isis Rodriguez for the 
23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 



10. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on construction progress. 



1 1 . New Business 

12. Old Business 

1 3 . Adjournment 

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Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Stanlee Gatti, Ralph Guggenheim, Dugald Stermer, Dede Wilsey; Absent: Barbara 
Stauffacher Solomon 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Jessica Goodson, Rupert 
Jenkins, Anna Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan 
Pontious, Rommel Taylor, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

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The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 
L Consent Calendar 

1 . Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify contract with artist Ray Beldner 
for the restoration of his artwork Playland Revisited on the MUNI F Line, for an increase of 
$29,550 and a total amount not to exceed $46,550. 

2. Motion to authorize payment to artist Vicki Saulls for a total amount of $2,500 to develop 
additional designs for North Beach Pool. 

3. Motion to approve final payment to Joe Mangrum for completion of "Layla" and 
"Swingdaddy", as part of the MUNI Mission Street Sidewalk Enhancement Project, pending 
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Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: StermerAVilsey 

The following motion was removed from the consent calendar: 

Motion to accept "Layla" and "Swingdaddy" by Joe Mangrum into the Civic Art Collection of the 

City and County of San Francisco. 

2. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins reported that despite repeated requests since the Rape of Nanking 
exhibit was proposed by Supervisor Yee for City Hall on September 14th, he has still not received 
adequate review materials. Given the lack of review materials and its potential as a poUtical 
liability, staff recommendation was to decline the exhibition. Commissioner Stermer reminded the 
other Commissioners and staff that it is Arts Commission policy that gallery exhibits must first 
pass through a formal curatorial review prior to approval by the Commission. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that since the last Visual Arts Committee meeting in October, Matthew 
Godeau of the Mayor's Office of Protocol had received a call from the Japanese Consulate, and 
that the Mayor's Office had concerns that demonstrations by the Japanese community might be 
staged at City Hall if the exhibition was displayed there. Mr. Jenkins said that he had subsequently 
met with organizers of the Nanking exhibit and had given them one last chance to present review 
materials, with the deadline being this meeting. With regard to their non appearance at this 
meeting Philip Ng, Supervisor Yee's legislative assistant, was of the opinion that the exhibition 
organizers were pursuing an alternative venue and were no longer interested in the City Hall site. 

Without sufficient text and visual materials, and with a staff recommendation not to accept the 
project, the Commissioners voted to decline the Rape of Nanking exhibit for display in City Hall. 

Motion: Motion to decline Nanking exhibition proposal for City Hall. 
Moved: Stermer/Gatti 

Mr. Jenkins explained that the proposal for the December 2001 exhibition at the Grove Street 
Windows is an exhibit created by students of California College of Arts and Crafts and curated by 
Julio Morales and Sergio de la Torre. The show would examine the urban landscape through 
architecture, sound and graphic design. Mr. Jenkins showed slides of the students past work and 
mentioned that having worked with Mr. Morales before, he was confident in his ability to curate a 
good show. Commissioner Gatti said that even though he didn't think the examples of the students' 
work were particularly strong, he was willing to trust in the abilities of the curators. 

Motion: Motion to approve Grove Street Windows proposal for December 2001 exhibition. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

The following motion was removed: 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibitions by Lise Swenson/TILT and Rigo 2001 for Gallery show. 

3. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Ixhane reminded the Commissioners that at last 
month's meeting, a proposal of a gift to the City had been presented for Moscone Park. Ms. 
Lehane said that the artists were here today to address the Commissioner's concerns from the last 
meeting and to present the final tile design for the seat wall. Ms. Lehane introduced project artists 
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Ms. Roberson explained how the tile seat wall would be divided into two rows representing the 
above and below water worlds of the Bay. Children between the ages of 1 and 12 will create the 
tiles through a series of workshops. The first workshop is scheduled to begin next weekend. Each 
age group will focus on a different theme. For example, 4-6 year olds will paint fish and 10-12 
year olds will paint mammals and birds. Ms. Roberson said that there would also be an 
opportunity for families to create larger sized tiles depicting marina scenes. Workshop participants 
will be asked to pay a suggested donation in return for the opportunity to create a tile, and all 
funds raised will be used to pay for the project. Commissioner Guggenheim asked how the artists 
planned to make the seat wall weather resistant. Mr. Beery responded that grout will be used to 
seal the tiles, and the tiles will be fired at a very high temperature. Ms. Lehane expressed her 
pleasure in the artists' responsiveness to the suggestions of the commission, and said that she was 
completely confident in their ability. 

Motion: Motion to approve the tile wall design for Moscone Park by artists Jonathan Berry and 

Lisa Robertson 

Moved: Stermer/Stauffacher Solomon 

4. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton reported on the status of a contract with Mitsubishi. The 
Human Rights Commission has approved a sole source status for Mitsubishi, and now she is 
awaiting a sole source approval from the office of contract administration in addition to finalizing 
the contract. However, Ms. Manton reported that she had been frustrated by her latest 
communication with Mitsubishi. They failed to address our main concern of a 7,000 pound 
maximum weight limit. Also, they overlooked our design requirement of a maximum 21 inch 
space between the building and the back of the LED screen. Ms. Manton reminded the 
Commissioners that since the building is only one year away from opening, these recent 
developments are troubling. 

Commissioner Guggenheim asked if SACO, a previous contender, was still an option. Ms. 
Manton said that although they had a presence in Europe, the fact that they had declared 
bankruptcy, made a substantial financial mistake on the proposed maintenance contract, and 
increased the weight of their screen made them no longer a viable candidate. She suggested that if 
Mitsubishi doesn't work out, we may be forced to look to another manufacturer such as Barco who 
could provide a large scale LED screen, although most likely of lesser quality than what 
Mitsubishi and SACO could provide. Ms. Manton promised to report on any progress made at the 
next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

5. Upcoming Art Enrichment Projects 

Ms. Manton informed the Commissioners of a number of upcoming art enrichment projects at 
various library branches, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Helen Wills Recreation Center, and the 
Eureka Valley Recreation Center. Because the budget for the eight library projects is only around 
$300,000 total, Ms. Manton and the Public Art Staff have decided that through a Request for 
Qualifications process, a pre-qualified pool of artists will be formed. Then, a panel of community 
members can select the artist for the commission from the pre-qualified pool. This process will not 
only cut down on staff time, but allow the community more choice in the selection of artwork. 

Although the Conservatory of Flowers project is privately funded, the Arts Commission has been 
asked to manage the fabrication of decorative lighting fixtures and metal work. 

Ms. Manton said that she expects that the recreation centers will also have relatively small 
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projects. 

6. New P.U.C. Project: Pulgas Water Temple 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar reported on a new art enrichment project at the Pulgas Water 
Temple, one of three temples owned by the San Francisco P.U.C. The site marks where waters 
from the Sierras enter the Crystal Springs Reservoir for civic use. Art Enrichment for this site is 
generated by the construction of a declorination facility adjoining the site. Ms. Dunbar 
commented that the site was unusual for the Public Art Program because it was rural in nature and 
presented a variety of environmental art opportunities. Sound art dealing with water is one 
possibility given the prominent sound of water already at the site. Free standing sculpture that 
would complement or provide an alternative experience to the Roman Renaissance style temple is 
also a possibility. Ms. Manton added that she intended to investigate sculpture placement on 
lawns with the Department of Justice in conjunction with the Office of the City Attorney relative 
to ADA requirements. In the past, the Mayor's Office of Disability has opposed the placement of 
public sculpture on lawns on the basis that people in wheelchairs may not have equal access to 
sculpture when it is placed on grass. Commission Wilsey mentioned that the DeYoung Museum is 
planning on creating a sculpture park at their new facility. Ms. Dunbar concluded the report by 
saying that the proposed art enrichment budget for this project is between $150,000 and $200,000 
due to the Commission's ability to pool reserve funds from other S.F.P.U.C. projects that did not 
present suitable art opportunities. The project will be advertised in February 2002 and completed 
in 2004. 

7. 525 Golden Gate Avenue New City Office Building 

Ms. Manton reminded the Commissions that this building, the City's first to apply the premise of 
green architecture, will set the standard for energy efficiency, air quality, and sustainability. The 
three artists selected for this project were directed to develop projects that would be integrated 
into the building architecture. Ned Kahn will synthesize art and function in the creation of a 
kinetic sun shade for the south fagade of the building. Anna Valentina Murch will design a series 
of "ecosystem rooms" featuring colored glass, specialized paving, planters, plants, water, and 
lighting to replicate different California ecosystems. And Paul Kos, who has not finalized his idea, 
has proposed using the analogy of a "canary in a coal mine" as the premise of his piece. Mr. Kos 
has proposed placing a live canary in a cage in the main lobby and using a sound and video 
system to broadcast either the chirping or image of the canary throughout the building's elevators, 
restrooms, hallways, and waiting rooms via closed-circuit camera. Another feature of his piece 
would either be the placement of a large coal boulder in the lobby and/or the incorporation of a 
coal architectural frieze. Mr. Kos has proposed to set aside a portion of his budget for canary care 
and maintenance. 

After Ms. Manton explained Mr. Kos' proposal in detail, she asked for reactions from the 
Conmiissioners. Commissioner Stermer and Wilsey thought that the analogy was a stretch. They 
weren't sure what the artwork had to do with the premise of sustainable architecture. 
Commissioner Wilsey said that after a while, the sound of a canary could become irritating to the 
building's inhabitants. Commissioner Guggenheim liked the idea, but thought that the choice of 
materials was questionable. Commissioner Stermer said that he thought the piece would be a 
fabulous temporary exhibit, but questioned the permanency. Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural 
Affairs, added that Mr. Kos' proposed idea made him think of death instead of life. Commissioner 
Gatti suggested that a judgement should not be made from such preliminary concepts. He 
requested that a more developed proposal be brought back to the Commission before additional 
comments were made. 

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Project Manager Susan Pontious reported that construction documents for the spHt mound artwork 
by Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren were now complete. Ms. Pontious reviewed specifics of the 
documents with the Commissioners. She passed around photographs of the construction design as 
well as material samples. Ms. Pontious also circulated images of pangea, frogs, and the zooetta 
stone, elements featured in this piece. Commissioner Guggenheim asked if trademark symbols had 
been cleared. Ms. Pontious replied that trademark approvals had been obtained for all of the logos 
used. 

Motion: Motion to approve Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren's final design for "Split Mound" at the 
San Francisco Zoo. 
Moved: StermerAVilsey 

9. 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse 

Project Manager Judy Moran introduced artist Isis Rodriguez to present her revised tile mosaic 
design proposal to be installed on retaining walls at the 23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 
Ms. Rodriguez addressed all of the Commissioners concerns including the consolidation of tile 
images to just a few targeted areas, a more developed design, and the selection of tile colors that 
were complimentary to the building colors. Ms. Rodriguez displayed her revised design of birds, 
flowers, butterflies, clouds, and sun. She told the Commissioners that the tiles would be recessed 
and flush with the retaining wall. The Commissioners were pleased with Ms. Rodriguez's 
revisions. 

Motion: Motion to approve the revised tile mosaic design proposal by artist Isis Rodriguez for the 
23rd & Treat New Park and Clubhouse. 
Moved: Wilsey/Stermer 

10. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Ms. Dunbar reported that Mildred Howard, artist for the Fillmore Bridge project, met 
Redevelopment Agency's deadline in September, but for reasons beyond the artist's control, the 
project is now on hold. The General Contractor on the project charged with fabricating and 
installing the artwork has subcontracted the work to a Wisconsin-based firm called Mero. Mero 
has continuously stalled on giving a cost estimate and timeline for producing the art. However, for 
legal reasons, the Redevelopment Agency has been reluctant to exercise its right to cancel Mero's 
contract. Ms. Dunbar expressed concern that the artwork and the Arts Commission would be 
blamed for the Fillmore Streetscape's delays. The Redevelopment Agency has not briefed the 
Commission on the project in several weeks and the artist can no longer keep her schedule open to 
participating in fabrication work, should the project get back on track. Ms. Manton added that if 
the contractor bidding on the job comes in over budget, the art enrichment aspect of the project 
could be canceled. 

11. New Business 

12. Old Business 

13. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
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AGENDA 

L Consent 

1. Motion to approve six original poster designs titled "Who Am I" by artist Seyed Alavi for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program 2002 Kiosk Poster Series, to be exhibited from 
February 15 to May 16, 2002. 

2. Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 1001-01-3 19: "Motion for the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural Resources for an amount not to exceed 
$66,810 for restoration of the Garfield Monument located in Golden Gate Park." 

3. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural 
Resources for an amount not to exceed $ 1 3 1 ,000 for restoration of the Garfield Monument 
located in Golden Gate Park. 



2. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Staff Report 



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Motion: Motion to approve exhibitions by Lise Swenson/TELT and Rigo 2001 for Co-Lab gallery 
show, March 2002. 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition by Spike and Jeff for Windows installation in conjunction 
with Co-Lab gallery show, March 2002. 



3. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Staff Report 

4. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 
Project Update 

5. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on status of LED screen 

6. 525 Golden Gate Avenue New City Office Building 

Jill Manton 

Report on Artist Projposals 

Motion: Motion to approve preliminary concepts submitted by Ned Kahn and Anna Valentina 
Murch. 

7. Union Square Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on new contracting strategy for fabricating and installing the artwork. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution Number #0814-00-326 authorizing the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a contract with R.M. Fischer for an amount not to exceed $126,000 to 
fabricate and install his artwork, "Union Square Colonnade" on the Geary Street side of the 
renovated square. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with R.M. 
Fischer for an amount not to exceed (amount to be named at the meeting) for copyright, 
reproduction, credit and distribution rights to the artwork, "Union Square Colonnade." 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a purchase order with 
Tallix, a New York-based artwork fabrication firm, (for an amount to be named at the meeting) to 
fabricate and deliver to San Francisco the four light sculptures comprising R.M. Fischer's artwork, 
"Union Square Colonnade." 



8. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Nina Dunbar 

Staff report on new contracting strategy for fabricating and installing the artwork. 



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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Mildred 
Howard for the fabrication and installation of her artwork design for the Fillmore Street Bridge 
over Geary Street for an amount not to exceed $200,000. 



9. New Business 

10. Old Business 

1 1 . Adjournment 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Thursday, December 13, 2001 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Minutes 

Commissioners Present 

Ralph Guggenheim, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Dugald Stermer; Absent: Stanlee Gatti, 
Dede Wilsey 

Staff Present 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs; Nina Dunbar, Jessica Goodson, Rupert 
Jenkins, Anna Kvinsland, Debra Lehane, Liz Lerma, Jill Manton, Judy Moran, Susan 
Pontious, Kristen Zaremba. 

Note: All votes are unanimous unless recorded otherwise. 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

L Consent Calendar 

1 .Motion to approve six original poster designs titled "Who Am I" by artist Seyed Alavi for the 

Market Street Art in Transit Program 2002 Kiosk Poster Series, to be exhibited from February 15 

to May 16,2002. 

2.Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 1001-01-319: "Motion for the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural Resources for an amount not to exceed $66,810 

for restoration of the Garfield Monument located in Golden Gate Park." 

3. Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Architectural Resources 

for an amount not to exceed $131,000 for restoration of the Garfield Monument located in Golden 

Gate Park. 



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Motion: Motion to move the consent calendar items. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon/S termer 

2. Gallery 

Gallery Director Rupert Jenkins invited the Commissioners to attend a party at the gallery on 
December 14th, to celebrate the end of the year and closing of the exhibition, "Construct 1." He 
reported that the City Hall portraiture exhibit and the Construct 1 show had received several 
favorable reviews in various publications, including reviews by Kenneth Baker and Stephanie 
Salter. 

Mr. Jenkins asked Liz Lerma, Director of Community Arts and Education, to give an overview of 
the CO-LAB project, a collaboration of the gallery, Community Arts and Education, San 
Francisco State University Inter- Arts Center and the Gallery. Ms. Lerma explained that CO-LAB 
is a project involving Bay Area artists in collaboration with Bay Area youth, where teams of 
artists and youth will create new work which will be exhibited, publicly discussed, and published. 
Ms. Lerma believes that this project will become a model for arts learning. Mr. Jenkins added that 
other arts organization such as Southern Exposure, Galleria de la Rasa, Lyric, Zeum, Fine Arts 
Museums, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are also involved through direct sponsors of 
collaboration and outreach programs. Ms. Lerma emphasized that the goal of CO-LAB is to 
encourage a true collaboration between artists and youth, where both groups learn from each 
other. 

Mr. Jenkins showed examples of work by CO-LAB artists Lise Swenson/TILT, Rigo 2001, and 
Spike and Jeff. Lise Swenson/TILT will guide her group in the creation of a video production that 
deals with ideas and considerations of an installation. Rigo 2001 proposes to work with Lyric to 
create a mural in the SFAC Gallery. Spike and Jeff will work with youth to create "Megaopolis 
3000", a film proposed for the Grove Street Windows. Mr. Jenkins showed a trailer from last 
year's film "Megaopolis 2000." 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibitions by Lise Swenson/TILT and Rigo 2001 for Co-Lab gallery 

show, March 2002. 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

Motion: Motion to approve exhibition by Spike and Jeff for Windows installation in conjunction 
with Co-Lab gallery show, March 2002. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon/S termer 

3. Collections 

Civic Art Collection Program Director Debra Lehane reported that the conservation of Simon 
Bolivar at United Nations Plaza will be completed before the end of the year. 

Ms. Lehane also reported that despite the city's financial situation, she hoped that the Recreation 
and Park department will provide additional funds for the restoration of the Garfield Monument. 
Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, added that he had learned that capital improvement 
money for the Garfield Monument is not on reserve. Ms. Lehane said that there has been 
considerable damage to the granite apron of the monument due to earth movement. The old 
concrete footing has crumbled and support is giving way. To repair the monument, a new footing 
will need to be poured and the granite pieces of the apron reset with proper pinning. Ms. Lehane 
said that the proposed budget of $131,000 only covers the new footing and reconstruction of the 
granite apron, not conservation of the bronze statue. 



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4. Zoo 

Project Manager Susan Pontious told the Conmiissioners that since Ned Kahn had been released 
from this project, she thought it would be appropriate to contact finalist Gwen Murrilll. Ms. 
Murrill has recently been working on a tiger series, which is about to be cast in bronze. Ms. 
Pontious has seen the work and thought it would be an appropriate addition to the zoo. She shared 
Ms. Murrill's work with some people at the zoo who were excited by the series, but unfortunately, 
Zoo Director David Anderson, was not present at this meeting. Upon reviewing the work, Mr. 
Anderson said that he was against installing tiger figures at the proposed location near the 
entrance of Africa exhibit, because tigers don't live in Africa. Instead, he proposed that an artist 
create lion figures which would be more appropriate to the location. Ms. Pontious knew that Ms. 
Murrill had done a cheetah and cougar series, and thought it may be possible for her to create 
lions. However, this could probably not be done and meet the May, 2002 opening date for Zoo 
Street but Ms Pontious offered to ask Ms. Murrill if her schedule would allow for the creation of a 
new work by May 2002. Commissioner Stermer proposed buying an already finished work by Ms. 
Murrill so that she isn't asked to compromise. He stated that he thinks Ms. Murrill is a very good 
sculptor, and Ms. Lehane added that she would like to see Ms. Murrill's work in the City 
Collection. Ms. Pontious expressed her concern over Mr. Anderson's very literal orientation, and 
the fact that he may lose the opportunity to obtain a beautiful, high quality animal sculpture if he 
does not compromise. Ms. Lehane mentioned that there is an existing lion sculpture, belonging to 
the City, along Museum Drive at the De Young Museum. The sculpture must be removed due to 
museum construction. Ms. Lehane offered that the lion sculpture be presented to Mr. Anderson as 
a compromise. Ms. Pontious agreed to pursue this option. Ms. Manton asked that Ms. Pontious 
ask the artist if she would consider creating a lion sculpture. 

5. Moscone Center Expansion Project 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave a report on the status of the LED screen for this 
project. Artist Ric Scofidio is working with engineers to redesign and reconfigure the air 
circulation equipment in order to meet the engineer's 2 1 inch space requirement between the 
building and the back of the LED screen. Ms. Manton reminded the Commissioners that artist 
team Diller and Scofidio had to redesign the equipment once before when SACO went bankrupt 
and Mitsubishi was hired for the job. Ms. Manton said that because the engineer built in a 
"cushion" in his calculations, Mitsubishi's screen weight increase of 2,000 extra pounds will work 
out and will not pose either a safety or structural problem. Ms. Manton reported that the next 
hurdle is getting a sales tax exemption for the LED screen. This would save the project 
approximately $70,000. As it is now, a provision of the state sales tax code exempts public art 
from sales tax, but the law does not consider the modern way that art is created using modern 
technologies and mechanics. Commissioner Stermer wondered if the Arts Commission could 
avoid the sales tax if Mitsubishi shipped the screen directly to the artists or Moscone Center. Ms. 
Manton said that she is encouraged by the Arts Commission's new City Attorney who has a 
background in art and therefore is very understanding and sympathetic to our unusual needs. 

6. 525 Golden Gate Avenue New City Office Building 

Ms. Manton reported on the artist proposals by Paul, Kos, Ned Kahn, and Anna Valentina Murch. 
Unfortunately, the architects were not supportive of Paul Kos' original proposal. When Ms. 
Manton informed Mr. Kos that his idea was rejected, he was upset because he felt that he wasn't 
given the opportunity to sufficiently develop his idea or present visuals. Ms. Manton said that Mr. 
Kos was confused and frustrated by the many levels of approval, and the fact that the architects 
had the power of veto. Ms. Manton stressed to Mr. Kos that this was a collaborative project 
between artist, architects, client, and Arts Commission. 

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Valentina Murch. Mr. Kahn is considering three different areas of the building for his work; 
sunscreens on the south facade, photovoltaic cells on the roof, or wind turbines on the North or 
West building facades. Mr. Kahn's ideas may be incorporated into the architectural documents and 
paid for by the building's budget with Mr. Kahn receiving a design fee for his work. Ms. Manton 
will return to the next meeting with drawings and visuals of Mr. Kahn's final proposal. 

Ms. Murch's proposal is to create enclosed solariums on the south fagade of the building. Each 
room would be a micro-ecosystem with tinted glass, special paving, sculptural planters, native 
plants, special lighting, and automatic irrigation. 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to approve preliminary concepts submitted by Anna Valentina Murch. 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

7. Union Square Public Art Project 

Project Manager Nina Dunbar gave a staff report on the new contracting strategy for fabricating 
and installing artwork by R.M. Fischer in Union Square. Because Mr. Fischer would not agree to 
sign the contract for fabrication and installation because of the City's indemnification clause, a 
normal agreement could not be reached. Ms. Dunbar proposed that the light fixtures be purchased 
outright and that Union Square's contractor install the work. An amendment to Mr. Fischer's 
design contract has been drafted which waives his artist's rights, gives him the copyright to the 
work, and gives the City the right to make all decisions about the artwork. Ms. Dunbar predicts 
that Mr. Fischer will agree to the terms of the amendment, but may still demand some payment for 
this phase of the work. . Ms. Dunbar asked that the Commissioners approve this last approach, 
because all other solutions have been exhausted. 

Motion: Motion to rescind Resolution Number #0814-00-326 authorizing the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a contract with R.M. Fischer for an amount not to exceed $126,000 to 
fabricate and install his artwork, "Union Square Colonnade" on the Geary Street side of the 
renovated square. 
Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with R.M. 
Fischer for an amount to be named at the Full Commission meeting on January 7, 2002, for 
copyright, reproduction, credit and distribution rights to the artwork, "Union Square Colonnade. 
Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

The following motion was modified. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a purchase order with 

Tallix, a New York-based artwork fabrication firm, for an amount to be named at the Full 

Commission meeting on January 7, 2002, to fabricate and deliver to San Francisco the four light 

sculptures comprising R.M. Fischer's artwork, "Union Square Colonnade." 

Moved: Stermer/ Stauffacher Solomon 

8. Fillmore Bridge Public Art Project 

Ms. Dunbar reported on new contracting strategy for fabrication and installation of ai'twork by 
Mildred Howard. Because the Redevelopment Agency can now legally get out of its contract with 
the general contractor to fabricate the artwork, they have asked the Arts Commission to manage 
the artist's contract and let Ms. Howard fabricate and install her artwork. This project is expected 
to be completed by April 2002. 



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Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Mildred 
Howard for the fabrication and installation of her artwork design for the Fillmore Street Bridge 
over Geary Street for an amount not to exceed $200,000. 
Moved: Stauffacher Solomon/S termer 

9. New Business 

10. Old Business 

1 1 . Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 
Submitted by Anna Kvinsland, Public Art Program Assistant 
Approved by Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, 1/16/02 
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